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LNG production up again in Qatar

LNG production up again in Qatar

Doha: One of the world's largest LNG production plants, Train 5 in Qatar, will start exporting gas ahead of schedule later this month, according to a statement from the country's RasGas. With capacity to produce 4.7m tonnes of gas each year, Train 5 will be one of the most productive plants anywhere. Most of the exports will be destined for gas markets in Europe. Meanwhile Trains 6 and 7 are under development and due on stream next year and in 2009 respectively. These production plants will have even more capacity and are likely to export 7.8m tonnes of gas a year to markets in Taiwan and the US.

"By the end of the decade, RasGas will have production capacity of approximately 37m tonnes a year," declared RasGas MD Dr Mohammed Saleh Al Sada, "and will supply markets around the world including Japan, South Korea, India, Taiwan, the UK, Belgium, Italy, Spain and the US. Qatar's total production capacity will be 77m tonnes a year and Qatar will account for a third of the projected world LNG supply in 2010," he said.  [16/03/07]

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