13 December 2010

Qatar leading on the world LNG market

An official ceremony was held in Ras-Laffan (Qatar) to mark the LNG production capacity hitting 77 million tons a year. So, Qatar has confirmed its status of the world's largest LNG producer possessing extensive production capacities for natural gas liquefaction.

LNG production and export were launched in 1996. By 2009 results Qatar supplied its consumers from 23 countries with 36.6 million tons of liquefied natural gas. There are 6 operating LNG production plants in the country, 1 plant is under construction.

Qatar ranks third in the world in terms of natural gas resources, to be preceded by Russia and Iran: its proven resources amount to 25.8 trillion cubic meters.

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