Exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar’s Ras Laffan liquefaction plant have been lower over the past few days as two of the facility’s mega trains have been down. Qatar, one of the world’s top LNG producers, has recently been approached by the U.S. to reroute gas supplies to Europe in case Russia attacks Ukraine and the United States imposes sanctions on Moscow. It has most of its volumes locked up under long-term contracts mostly to Asian buyers but also sends cargoes to Europe. Qatar Energy plans to grow its LNG output by 40% with the north field expansion project, expected to come online by 2026.
- Qatar LNG exports down on mega trains outage