Energy deal at heart of Qatar World Cup bid allegations

Allegations of corruption in Qatar’s successful World Cup bid centre around a multi-million dollar gas deal for Thailand. A report in The Times claimed Qatari businessman Mohamed Bin Hammam arranged for Worawi Makudi, a Thai FIFA official, to hold talks with Qatar on a natural gas sale “potentially worth millions of dollars to Thailand”. Qatar’s […]

China and Russia pen 30 year gas deal

Russia and China put pen to paper on a 30-year deal for gas supply today. Russian President Vladimir Putin and Chinese President Xi Jinping looked on as a reported $400 billion (£237bn) deal between their state gas companies was signed. New markets for Russian gas are a boon for the nation as it tries to […]