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Opec exit frees Qatar from US legal concerns


  • Oil & Gas
  • Thursday, 13 Dec 2018

DUBAI/DOHA: Even before taking over Qatar's energy policy in a government reshuffle last month, Qatar Petroleum (QP) CEO Saad al-Kaabi had long wanted the Gulf state to leave Opec.

Kaabi was concerned Opec membership could be a stumbling block for QP's ambitions in the United States, where it has one of the world's biggest LNG terminals, and a distraction as Doha doubles down on gas production, three industry sources said.

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