Al Kaabi hails growing energy relations between Qatar and China.
09 November 2023, 12:00 AM
31 December 2023, 12:00 AM
Minister of State for Energy Affairs, and President and CEO of QatarEnergy HE Eng Saad bin Sherida Al Kaabi hailed the growing relationship between Qatar and China in the field of energy, highlighting the significance of recently signed North Field expansion project partnerships and LNG sales agreements.
The Sinopec Forum which was held on the sidelines of the China International Import Expo, was organized and hosted by China Petrochemical Corporation (Sinopec) with the participation of Dr Ma Yongsheng, Chairman of Sinopec Group and Chairman of Sinopec Corp, and the attendance of senior Chinese and international energy executives.
In a keynote speech at the Sinopec Forum in Shanghai, Al Kaabi underscored the strong fundamentals of energy demand growth in Asia, mainly powered by China's economic growth, and said: "Qatar has firmly supported the role of natural gas as a central component of any energy mix on the road to a realistic energy transition. We are providing the world with the cleanest hydrocarbon source of energy, which enjoys both economic and environmental qualities to support sustainable growth and a better future."
"In fact, by 2029, about 40 percent of all new LNG supplies will be provided by Qatar. Therefore, we believe that a stronger relationship between the world's largest LNG producer and the world's largest energy consumer is a natural development of the realities shaping the energy map today," headded.
The Minister of State for Energy Affairs placed great emphasis on QatarEnergy's commitment to protecting the planet and our existence.
"The transition to a cleaner, more sustainable energy future cannot be achieved in isolation. It requires open cooperation among nations, industries, and stakeholders towards a common goal," the minister added.