Energy Diplomacy: Qatar as a Case Study


  • Nozad Abd Alrahman Political Economy Diplomatic Institute-Qatar



Energy Diplomacy, Qatar, Liquefied Natural Gas, Natural Gas Reserves


Energy diplomacy is one of the most important tools used by oil and gas-producing countries, including Qatar, to enhance their access to global markets, in addition to developing the sustainable production and use of energy in line with the objectives of foreign policy.


   Since the discovery of the North Field gas field in Qatar in 1970, which is one of the world's largest gas fields, the Qatari government has adopted a partnership approach with major international companies to invest in its gas fields to secure global energy demand. After more than a quarter century, Qatar has become one of the leading countries in the world in the production of liquefied natural gas, accounting for about a quarter of global export

   This research, which uses a descriptive, analytical, and historical approach, systematically examines the efforts of the State of Qatar in the field of energy diplomacy, which has had a major impact on securing gas supplies for more than 25 countries. The research is divided into four sections. The first defines energy diplomacy, while the second sheds light on Qatar's gas sector in terms of natural gas reserves or production capacity, and exports of liquefied natural gas. The third section reviews the characteristics of Qatari gas diplomacy, which focuses on diversification of the export base, sustainable supply to importers, flexibility, transparency, and credibility in the supply of liquefied natural gas. The fourth section focuses on the conclusions and recommendations reached.

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Energy Diplomacy: Qatar as a Case Study. (2023). قضايا سياسية, 75, 287-299.

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