Saad al-Kaabi, Qater’s energy minister, speaks to the media before an Opec meeting in Vienna on December 6. He has said the decision to quit Opec is not linked to the political and economic boycott imposed in June 2017 by de facto bloc leader Saudi Arabia, as well as the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE

Qatar to leave Opec: a smart business move that plays to its core strength

  • Amid the Saudi-led economic blockade, and its own marginal position in Opec, Qatar has wisely opted to focus on its global lead in natural gas production
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Saad al-Kaabi, Qater’s energy minister, speaks to the media before an Opec meeting in Vienna on December 6. He has said the decision to quit Opec is not linked to the political and economic boycott imposed in June 2017 by de facto bloc leader Saudi Arabia, as well as the UAE, Bahrain and Egypt. Photo: EPA-EFE
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