Qatar on Schedule to Double LNG Output by 2010

DUBAI (Dow Jones Newswires), December 4, 2008

Qatar is on track to more than double its production capacity of liquefied natural gas, or LNG, to 77 million tons a year by 2010 despite falling energy prices, the country's energy minister said Wednesday.

"From December to 2010, we will add 46 million tons a year of LNG," Abdulla Bin Hamad Al Attiyah said at a Dubai conference, adding that this would make the Persian Gulf state the world's top LNG exporter.

A new LNG train with capacity of 7.8 million tons a year will come on stream in December, Al Attiyah said.

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