Qatar Natural Gas Sector - Fifth Quarterly Review

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

3

1. Recent Political and Economic Developments in Qatar, News About the Gas Sector

 

4

2. Recent or Pending Gas Deals

 

8

3. Projects Under Construction

10

3.1 Qatargas

10

3.2 Rasgas

11

3.3 Enron

12

3.4 Pipelines

13

3.5 QGPC

14

3.6 Other Petroleum and Gas Related Projects

15

3.6.1 Qafac

15

3.6.2 Qafco

15

3.6.3 Qapco

17

3.6.4 Qacenco

17

3.6.5 Nodco

18

 

4. Companies that Operate, Have Entered or Expressed Interest in Entering the Qatari Natural Gas and Oil Sector

 

 

19

5. Current and Future Developments in the Gas Sector

 

28

6. Developments in the Oil Sector

30

 

7. Financing

 

33

 

8. Recent Trade Delegations to Qatar and Conferences

 

35

 

9. Tenders Directly Related to the Development of Natural Gas

 

37

9.1 QGPC

37

9.2 Qatargas

48

9.3 Rasgas

49

9.4 Other Petrochemicals Projects

50

 

Appendix: Cautionary Notices Related to Gas and Hydrocarbons: May 1997- August 1997

58

 

Table 1. Qatar – Balance of Payments, 1995-1997 ($ million)

1995

1996*

1997**

Total exports:

3,093

4,378

5,786

Oil

2,012

3,133

3,646

Natural Gas Liquids

248

308

359

Refined Petroleum Products

221

273

318

Petrochemicals

203

200

250

LNG & Related Products

0

0

708

Other

410

463

505

Imports:

-3,308

-3,805

-4,9662

LNG Related

-1,279

-1,031

-1,394

Trade balance (fob)

-215

572

820

Services & Transfers (net)

-2,468

-2,895

-3,578

Current account  (including LNG)

-2,683

-2,323

-2,758

Current account balance (excluding LNG)

-1,404

-1,292

-1,364*

 

* Estimate   ** Projected

 

Table 2. Budget Figures for Qatar: 1996/97 - 1997/98 ($ million)

1997/98

1996/97

Spending

4,500

3,777

Revenues

3,570

2,967

Deficit

930

810

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