http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil Bahrain minister calls for freezing Qatar's GCC membership http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/10/30/bahrain-minister-calls-for-freezing-qatars-gcc-membership Bahrain’s Foreign Minister Sheikh Khalid Bin Ahmed Al Khalifa called for the freezing of Qatar’s Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) membership, escalating attempts by a Saudi-led coalition to deepen the isolation of the gas-rich country. Regional Report: MENA http://www.worldoil.com/magazine/2017/october-2017/features/regional-report-mena Middle East/North Africa grapples with production cut commitment, despite urge to boost output Qatar fund is said to explore asset sales as new deals on hold http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/10/2/qatar-fund-is-said-to-explore-asset-sales-as-new-deals-on-hold Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund is weighing more asset sales after reducing holdings in Credit Suisse Group AG and Rosneft PJSC to support the country’s economy amid a standoff with its neighbors, according to people familiar with the matter. Qatar says it's fulfilling oil and gas deals despite Gulf crisis http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/9/13/qatar-says-its-fulfilling-oil-and-gas-deals-despite-gulf-crisis Qatar, the world’s largest exporter of liquefied natural gas, is fulfilling all of its contracted shipments of oil and gas despite a regional political crisis that led to the severing of ties with some of its neighbors, the Gulf country’s energy minister said. Qatar's growth prospects dim as Saudi-led boycott takes its toll http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/17/qatars-growth-prospects-dim-as-saudi-led-boycott-takes-its-toll Qatar’s economy will expand this year at the slowest pace since 1995, according to economists surveyed by Bloomberg this month, as the impact of a Saudi Arabia-led boycott is felt on trade and investor confidence. Woodside expects Qatar to target new LNG buyers with supply wave http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/16/woodside-expects-qatar-to-target-new-lng-buyers-with-supply-wave Woodside Petroleum, Australia’s largest LNG producer, expects rival Qatar to target the emerging markets of India and Pakistan with a new wave of supply next decade. Qatar crisis is back to square one as economy shows the strain http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/31/qatar-crisis-is-back-to-square-one-as-economy-shows-the-strain The Saudi-led alliance that severed ties with Qatar reinstated a list of 13 demands that must be met before talks to resolve the eight-week crisis could start. Deeper OPEC cuts would help shale, former Qatar minister warns http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/14/deeper-opec-cuts-would-help-shale-former-qatar-minister-warns OPEC would hurt itself and help U.S. shale producers if it adopted deeper cuts, the former oil minister of Qatar warned. North Oil Co. takes over as operator of giant Al-Shaheen oil field in Qatar http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/12/north-oil-co-takes-over-as-operator-of-giant-al-shaheen-oil-field-in-qatar Under the patronage, and in the attendance, of His Excellency Sheikh Abdullah Bin Nasser Bin Khalifa Al-Thani, the Prime Minister and Interior Minister, Qatar Petroleum held a special event to mark the inauguration of North Oil Company (NOC) as the new operator and developer of the offshore Al-Shaheen oil field, north of Qatar. Total starts work at biggest Qatari oil field to maintain output http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/11/total-starts-work-at-biggest-qatari-oil-field-to-maintain-output Total SA will start work this week on Qatar’s biggest oil field and is willing to make more investments in the country, which faces a trade boycott led by fellow OPEC producer Saudi Arabia.