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Qatar builds up its gas muscle
In the cyclical fossil energy business, today’s plentiful supply of natural gas is expected to turn into tight global markets by the mid-2020s. Qatar, an LNG export powerhouse, will be ready for that phase with new extraction, liquefaction and gas-to-liquids production capacities. If the emirate also begins to offer flexible terms to customers, as American suppliers do, the repercussions on global LNG markets could be significant.