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Eni CEO in Qatar to discuss LNG projects

24 July 2017 , 13:00Neftegaz.RU1157

Eni CEO Claudio Descalzi is the latest head of an international oil company to meet Qatar Petroleum CEO Saad Sherida al-Kaabi in the wake of QP's July 4 declaration that it means to expand LNG production by 30% to 100mn mt/yr within 5 to 7 months.


The 2 top executives met in Doha on July 23, 2017, and, according to Eni, discussed different aspects of the present and possible future cooperation between Qatar and Eni in the LNG field and in the whole oil sector.

Claudio Descalzi also met Qatar's Emir´s Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani and Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al Thani.


Eni buys LNG on a long-term contractual basis - chiefly through its Belgian subsidiary Distrigas although it has other Qatari LNG import contracts too.


Total CEO Patrick Pouyanne also met the QP CEO on July 11 and declared the French oil major willingness to further expand in Qatar, shortly after senior executives of Exxon Mobil and Shell were reported by Reuters to have visited the Gulf state to also discuss possible roles in Qatar's LNG expansion.


Eni currently has no upstream production or projects in Qatar.


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