Damen Shipyard is known for its quality standards and Nakilat Damen Shipyards Qatar is confident that the ships manufactured in Qatar will have the same quality as those manufactured in other Damen shipyards. (Image Qatargas)

Nakilat joint venture with Damen announces plan to build ships in Qatar

by  — 6 November 2013

Qatar Gas Transport Company (Nakilat), one of the world’s largest shippers of liquefied natural gas (LNG), recently announced two joint ventures that aim to build and operate seven LNG-related vessels. read more ›

Chiller room inside the largest district cooling plan in the world, at The Pearl-Qatar. (Image courtesy Qatar Cool)

District cooling has environmental benefits

by  — 18 October 2013

With district cooling now becoming more prevalent, players in the industry are talking about the impact that the technique has and why it should be more widely used. The Edge spoke with two companies that provide cooling solutions in the region to understand how environmentally friendly the technique is. read more ›

With proven gas reserves of 25 trillion cubic metres (tcm), 13 percent of the world total reserves, Qatar’s preeminence in the world energy matrix is a given and the capital Doha has grown from a sleepy seaside fishing and pearling village to a world-recognised financial capital and business centre. How Qatar utilises its main export resource to ensure the country’s future prosperity will be the key issue in the coming decades. (Image Reuters/Corbis)

Where does Qatar’s gas go?

by  — 12 October 2013

Since its rise from a little-known, dusty Emirate to the world’s largest exporter of liquid natural gas (LNG), Qatar’s stature and influence in the global energy world has grown exponentially. But where does Qatari gas go? And whose lives does it affect and enrich? The Edge takes a trip around the globe to find out. read more ›

Saif Al Naimi, DCEF Steering Committee chair and director of HSE Regulations and enforcement Directorate at Qatar Petroleum said, "Qatar has already demonstrated to the world that it is contributing to solving the challenges posed by climate change."

Second Doha carbon and energy forum to focus on energy efficiency efforts in key areas

by  — 10 October 2013

The Doha Carbon & Energy Forum’s steering committee (DCEF) has officially announced the 2013 DCEF forum will be held in Qatar from the period 11-13th November.  read more ›

Following a recently published study, Chatham House recommended Gulf states including Qatar provide more opportunity for private sector firms to invest in the oil and gas sector, and that they should divert public funds to invest in renewable energy and sectors, such as education and healthcare. (Image courtesy Ras Laffan)

A focus on private sector investment in the hydrocarbon sector

by  — 26 September 2013

Increased focus on private sector investment in Qatar’s hydrocarbon sector and renewables is key to future energy security suggests recent research by Chatham House. Jamie Stewart, The Edge Energy & Sustainability Sector editor, recently spoke to report lead author Glada Lahn about the study. read more ›

APICORP net profit rises 31 percent in first half of 2013

by  — 24 September 2013

Arab Petroleum Investments Corporation (APICORP), the Multilateral Development Bank owned by the ten member nations of the Organisation of Arab Petroleum Exporting Countries (OAPEC), including Qatar, today announced that its net profit for the first half of the year grew 31 percent to USD66 million (QAR240 million) from USD51 million (QAR186 million) for H1 2012. read more ›

Doha International Oil & Gas Exhibition to expect 10,000 visitors

by  — 10 September 2013

Qatar Expo Event Management, the organisers of the 8th Doha International Oil and Gas Exhibition (DIOGE) announced recently that 10,000 visitors are expected from local, regional and international oil and gas companies, for what is expected to be one of the Gulf's largest oil and gas exhibitions. read more ›

The newly launched solar plant Shams 1 in the desert of Abu Dhabi. The 100-megawatt solar plant is the world’s largest concentrated solar power plant in operation. (Image Corbis)

GCC nations race to deploy solar projects

by  — 28 August 2013

As countries from around the Gulf seek to increase alternative energy sources for power generation, solar energy could become one of the largest. The GCC is expected to deploy solar energy projects worth USD155 billion (QAR564 billion) in an attempt to generate a total power capacity of 84 gigawatts (GW) by 2017. read more ›

Health and safety can protect employees and impact profitability

by  — 23 August 2013

Employers across Qatar’s energy sector could boost the bottom lines of their businesses by taking note of a two-pronged approach to health and safety, according to Fadi Merhi, general manager of consultancy firm Sentis Middle East. read more ›

A test drilling site for shale gas near Banks on the outskirts of Southport, Lancashire, UK. Foreign shale gas facilities could become an opportunity to expand Qatar’s talent, say top regional energy analysts. (Image Corbis)

Overseas shale gas, threat or boon for Gulf gas exporters?

by  — 21 July 2013

Depending on the position of Gulf gas exporters, shale gas could be either a threat or opportunity. Whichever it is, the nation must be prepared to reform a long-standing business model. read more ›

The growing role of natural gas in UK’s energy market

by  — 16 July 2013

Nasser Al-Jaidah, CEO of Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) was one of the key speakers at the Parliamentary Group for Energy Studies (PGES) summer reception which was sponsored by South Hook Gas Company and held at the UK Houses of Parliament. read more ›

RasGas delivers first LNG cargo to Mexico

by  — 10 July 2013

RasGas Company Limited (RasGas) today announced that it achieved yet another successful milestone when the first delivery of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) arrived at the Manzanillo LNG receiving terminal, Mexico.  read more ›

Qatar’s hydrocarbon businesses are clustered around Ras Laffan Industrial City. (Image QFCA)

Qatar extends downstream hydrocarbon push

by  — 30 June 2013

Qatar petroleum has joined with a number of companies to develop the QAR5.5 billion Laffan Refinery 2 (LR2) project, the company revealed last month.  read more ›

Why gas prices are likely to continue to outperform oil prices

by  — 30 June 2013

Gas prices are likely to continue to outperform oil prices in the near future, according to QNB Group. read more ›

UNESCO’s Benno Boer is of the view that Qatar’s high-profit companies need to come forward to support carbon storage projects.

Private sector rejects Qatar carbon storage bid

by  — 24 June 2013

Qatar must find a means of monetising its carbon emissions if the private sector is going to take notice, says a UNESCO advisor. read more ›


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