The history of the gas industry in the State of Qatar is a unique story of success for the country and its people.
In just over two decades, Qatar has managed to transform itself from a small oil producer to a well-placed, reliable, and dedicated global supplier of energy. Today, our country is the world's biggest LNG producer with a production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum (MTA), and a leader in the gas industry.
Qatargas has played a significant role in this transformation since its establishment in 1984. It has pioneered the LNG industry in Qatar becoming the largest LNG producing company in the world with a production capacity of 42 MTA; and with the dedication of the entire spectrum of its employees, Qatargas is further expanding its reach across the globe.
As Chairman of the Board, I am pleased to note that the long list of achievements by Qatargas were not possible without observing the highest safety and environmental standards coupled with the use of the cultural diversity of its manpower as a source of strength. The Qatari people and the employees of Qatargas should be very proud of what has been accomplished in such a short period of time.
We are indebted to His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, the Emir of the State of Qatar, whose support and guidance has inspired and motivated the success of Qatargas, and enhanced the trust it has earned from all its stakeholders.
Qatargas is continuously looking to expand and enhance its relationships with all its clients and partners through its LNG joint ventures with the most reputable IOCs in Qatar. We are committed to every single safety and environmental aspect of our operations, to enhancing the reliability and efficiency of our production facilities, and to maintaining our record of flawless project delivery, and high level of operational excellence.
We are ready for the challenges of the future.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi
Chairman of Qatargas Board of Directors