Qatar Petroleum President and CEO, and Chairman of Qatargas, Eng. Saad Sherida Al Kaabi has said that oil and gas exports from Qatar is uninterrupted in spite of the blockade by the Saudi-led group.
Speaking at an event in Japan, he said that the measures of siege countries targeted at disrupting export of hydrocarbons from Qatar in any way possible.
“Qatar’s oil and gas business was targeted directly by the blockade. The measures were basically aimed at interrupting our export of hydrocarbons in any way possible,” said Al Kaabi speaking at the annual Qatargas reception held in Tokyo in honour of Japanese partners and customers. “Our reaction was clear and decisive. Qatar Petroleum and its group of companies immediately managed to absorb the initial impact of those measures, and were able to continue operating and export normally without any disruption across all our oil and gas facilities.”
Al Kaabi voiced appreciation of the support by the wide spectrum of Japanese businesses during the ongoing blockade. “We, in the State of Qatar, and particularly in the energy sector, place a very special emphasis on the more than four decades of cooperation, partnership and genuine friendship with Japan,” he said.
“Our commitment to our Japanese partners and friends goes beyond the day-to-day business of supplying energy products. It is about sharing values and interests, and maintaining an honest and frank exchange of ideas and experiences,” he added.
He reaffirmed Qatar Petroleum’s commitment in maintaining its internationally renowned reputation of a safe, trustworthy, and reliable energy producer and supplier.
“We are moving forward exploring opportunities, enhancing our international partnerships, and strengthening Qatar’s leading position as a major player in the global oil and gas industry. With this renewed determination comes a more determined desire not only to maintain but also to further develop our historic relations with our friends in Japan,” he said.