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Qatar to withdraw from OPEC and focus on gas exports from January

Time:2018-12-13 15:45:01 Author: Source:China Daily


DOHA - Qatar said on 03 Dec. 2018 that it was quitting OPEC from January next year, but would attend the oil exporter group's meeting, saying the decision meant Doha could focus on cementing its position as the world's top liquefied natural gas exporter.

Doha, one of the smallest oil producers in the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries, is locked in a diplomatic dispute with the group's de facto leader Saudi Arabia but said the move to leave OPEC was not driven by politics.

Minister of State for Energy Affairs Saad al-Kaabi told a news conference that Qatar, which he said been a member of OPEC for 57 years, would still attend the group's meeting on Thursday and Friday, and would abide by its commitments.
      Seems like Doha has already decided to perform the action joining in Silk Road Family under such a sensitive international situation. 




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