Dairy cows enjoy air-con luxury in Qatar’s desert

Dairy cows are the unlikely inhabitants of huge air-conditioned sheds in the deserts of Qatar. A dairy business is aiming to provide the country’s milk after trade boycotts from Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and Bahrain cut off its supply. Baladna Farm, located about 55 kilometres from the capital city of Doha, uses the […]

Centrica renews LNG deal with Qatar firm

Centrica has signed a new LNG deal with a Qatari gas firm. The British utility has entered a new five-year supply agreement with Qatargas which includes the purchase of up to two million tonnes of LNG per year. It will be delivered to the Isle of Grain terminal. The new deal, which will start in January 2019, […]

Qatar submits target-free climate pledge

Qatar has submitted its climate pledges ahead of the COP21 conference in Paris but doesn’t include any targets. It has delivered its Intended Nationally Determined Contributions (INDC) to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC). The INDC is a list of climate plans from countries across the globe. Qatar highlights it is in the […]

Siemens wins CCGT plant supply order in Qatar

Siemens has been awarded a contract for a combined cycle gas turbine (CCGT) plant in Qatar. The engineering giant will deliver six gas and four steam turbines and 10 generators for the 2.5GW power plant located in the south of the country. The firm claims the site is expected to deliver one quarter of the nation’s […]

Mitsubishi signs 25-year energy agreement in Qatar

Mitsubishi has signed a 25-year agreement to construct, own and operate two energy plants in Qatar. The buildings, a 2.4GW power generator and a water desalination facility (590,000 m3/day), are located 20km south of the capital Doha and scheduled to open in 2017. Mitsubishi has teamed up with Tokyo Electric Power Company (TEPC) to form a joint venture […]

Rumours of Centrica takeover by Qatar

Qatar’s state gas firm is rumoured to be looking into a takeover of Centrica. The British Gas parent company has fairly close ties with Qatar Petroleum and its international branches. In November Centrica signed a four and a half year liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal worth £4.4bn with its gas arm, Qatargas. This followed a […]

E.ON signs three year UK deal for Qatari gas

Germany energy giant E.ON has penned a three year deal to bring Qatari gas to the UK. The company’s energy trading arm signed the contract which begins immediately with RasGas. It will see liquefied natural gas (LNG) from Qatar supplied to the Isle of Grain. It could supply up to around two billion cubic meters […]

Middle East energy companies “fairly risk ready”

Middle Eastern energy companies are fairly well prepared for risk according to new analysis. It suggests they benefit from modern technology plus plenty of space because more land is available meaning safer site layouts, in areas remote from population centres. The report by risk experts Marsh compared the region’s oil, gas and petrochemical facilities with […]

Centrica signs £4.4bn LNG import deal with Qatar

The owner of British Gas, Centrica, has signed a £4.4 billion agreement to purchase Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) from Qatar. The four-and-a-half year deal sees Centrica buy up to three million tonnes of LNG a year from Qatargas – building on a £2 billion agreement signed in February 2011 which runs out next year. The […]

Qatar sets up $1bn energy infrastructure fund

Three state-backed companies in Qatar (pictured) are setting up a $1 billion (£662m) fund to invest in energy infrastructure assets overseas. The fund will be run by Qatar Holding (QH), Qatar Petroleum International (QPI) and Qatar Electricity and Water Company (QEWC). QEWC said the fund would be invested in countries outside Qatar in the fields […]