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 three 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 largest LNG producer with a production capacity of 77 million tonnes per annum, 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; and with the dedication of its employees, Qatargas is further expanding its reach across the globe. The company continues to enhance relationships with clients and partners through LNG joint ventures with the most reputable International Oil Companies in Qatar.
As Chairman of the Board, I am pleased to note that the long list of achievements by Qatargas were not possible without adhering to 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, enhancing the trust it has earned from its stakeholders.
We remain committed to safety in our operations and mitigating our environmental impact, as well as enhancing the reliability and efficiency of our production facilities, and maintaining our high level of operational excellence and flawless project delivery.
The significance of LNG as a fuel for the future has never been more prominent, and Qatargas looks forward to working with our partners and customers to bring this cleaner energy to industry and communities across the globe.
Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi
Chairman of Qatargas Board of Directors