Lower planned maintenance activity at Qatargas 4 boosts country’s LNG exports: GECF| Gulf Times – Gulf Times

  • Date: 22-Apr-2024
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Lower planned maintenance activity at Qatargas 4 boosts country’s LNG exports: GECF| Gulf Times – Gulf Times



The Ras Laffan Industrial City, Qatar's principal site for the production of liquefied natural gas and gas-to-liquids (file). Qatar was the top global LNG exporter in March, according to GECF.

Lower planned maintenance activity at Qatargas 4, compared to a year earlier, boosted LNG exports from the country, the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) said in its monthly report for April.Qatar was the top global LNG exporter in March, GECF said.In March this year, LNG exports from GECF member countries and observers rose by 1.8% (0.3mn tonnes year-on-year) to 17.21mn tonnes, which is the highest historic rate of exports for the month.Besides Qatar, Angola, Malaysia, Russia and the UAE drove the increase in GECF’s LNG exports, offsetting lower LNG exports from Egypt and Nigeria.For the period January-March 2024, GECF’s LNG exports grew by 3.3% (1.62mn tonnes) y-o-y to reach 51.27mn tonnes.In March, the Mena region’s LNG imports rose sharply by 53% (0.15mn tonnes) y-o-y to 0.44mn tonnes.Kuwait continues to be the sole LNG importer in the region, with stronger LNG imports from Qatar and the US driving the increase in its LNG imports.Between January and March this year, LNG imports in the Mena region rose by 78% (0.51mn tonnes)