Not a saviour: Qatar says it won't liberate Europe from dependency on precarious Russian gas

Published September 24th, 2014 - 12:04 GMT
Europe does not have the infrastructure to accept LNG in major quantities.
Europe does not have the infrastructure to accept LNG in major quantities.
Wealthy gas producer Qatar has no plans to pitch in as an alternative supplier as Europe seeks to reduce its reliance on Russian gas, Doha's energy minister told a German newspaper Tuesday.

"Qatar doesn't see itself as an alternative to other producers and exporters. We producers complement each other," Energy Minister Mohammed al-Sada told the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung daily.

Qatar is the world's largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

"We know that energy is not just a commercial product but a very strategic one and we know what responsibility a producer therefore has," he added.


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