From the Field
Qatargas, RasGas merger completed
DOHA, January 3, 2018 – The merger of the world’s largest LNG producers, Qatargas and RasGas, is complete, and the new entity, called Qatargas, has started operations, parent company Qatar Petroleum (QP) announced on Wednesday.
Qatargas will now be in charge of Qatar’s entire LNG output.
“Our aim was to integrate the two companies’ resources and capabilities to create a truly unique global energy operator in terms of size, service and reliability,” QP CEO Saad Al Kaabi said in a statement. “It is important to highlight that this integration will ultimately save us around QAR 2 billion [USD 548 million] in operating cost annually.”
The merger, which closed on January 1, was first announced in December 2016.