Qatar uses liquified natural gas to build global clout

Qatar has built a high level of global influence with its success in the export of liquefied natural gas, according to a new paper by Jim Krane, Wallace S. Wilson Fellow for Energy Studies, and Steven Wright of Qatar University. In "Qatar 'rises above' its region: Geopolitics and the rejection of the GCC gas market," Krane and Wright explain why Qatar, given its enormous resources and relatively small domestic needs, is unwilling to supply gas sufficient to meet its Gulf neighbors' demands.

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