Qatar LNG Profits in Jeopardy?
April 8, 2014 | Bloomberg
Although Qatar is currently the largest exporter of liquified natural gas in the world, its natural gas profits could be slashed as Australia, the United States, east African nations, Indonesia and several other countries enter or step into the LNG export business.
If Qatar's profits are threatened, what is going to happen to United States companies who plan to export natural gas and have a transportation disadvantage?
Related: What is LNG?
Qatar Oil and Gas Report
February 11, 2014 | Energy Information Administration
"Qatar is the largest exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world, and the country's exports of LNG, crude oil, and petroleum products provide a significant portion of government revenues." Quoted from the Energy Information Administration country analysis report.
Shell Backs Out of Gas to Liquids Plant
December 15, 2013 | Bloomberg
Royal Dutch Shell was planning to spend $20 billion on a natural gas-to-liquids plant on the Gulf coast but cancelled the project. They are not new to this business as they own the largest gas-to-liquids plant in the world in Qatar and another one of the largest in Malaysia. They are also building the world's largest floating LNG plant for a field off the coast of Australia.
If you watch the news about natural gas you have seen a huge rush to permit LNG plants that will export natural gas out of the United States, other companies