Qatar LNG: New trading patterns but no cause for alarm
Qatar is the largest LNG exporter. It had a market share of 30.4% of global LNG in 2016 and this will decline to 21% over the next 5 years. The potential loss of 7.7 BCMA of exports of Qatari LNG to UAE and Egypt is not of concern. Both these importers participate in the LNG spot and short term market and would quickly find alternative suppliers; Qatar would quickly find other markets.