http://www.worldoil.com WorldOil 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. Iraq, UAE, Kazakhstan affirm commitment to output cuts, OPEC says http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/9/iraq-uae-kazakhstan-affirm-commitment-to-output-cuts-opec-says OPEC said Iraq, the United Arab Emirates and Kazakhstan -- who have lagged in their implementation of a deal to cut production -- affirmed their commitment to the accord at a meeting in Abu Dhabi. Abu Dhabi oil producer said to seek $7 billion in funding http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/8/3/abu-dhabi-oil-producer-said-to-seek-7-billion-in-funding Adnoc asked banks for proposals to manage the sale of a project bond and is also seeking a loan as the government-owned energy producer considers raising as much as $7 billion for its businesses. Kuwait joins Saudis, UAE in promising more OPEC oil cuts http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/27/kuwait-joins-saudis-uae-in-promising-more-opec-oil-cuts Kuwait joined the United Arab Emirates in promising to pump less oil after Saudi Arabia called on fellow OPEC producers to cut more supply to help curb the global glut. UAE pledges further oil output cuts starting in September http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/25/uae-pledges-further-oil-output-cuts-starting-in-september The United Arab Emirates reiterated its commitment to the OPEC agreement on production cuts and said it would deepen its own curbs. UAE energy minister hopes global oil markets begin to tighten in second half of 2017 http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/21/uae-energy-minister-hopes-global-oil-markets-begin-to-tighten-in-second-half-of-2017 The United Arab Emirates Energy Minister Suhail bin Mohammed al-Mazroui said on Friday he hopes that global supplies will start tightening in the second half of the year when demand picks up. Arab foreign ministers begin talks on Qatar crisis in Cairo http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/5/arab-foreign-ministers-begin-talks-on-qatar-crisis-in-cairo Foreign ministers from Egypt, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Bahrain on Thursday started a meeting in Cairo on the Qatar crisis, hours before a deadline for Doha to meet demands set by the four Arab nations, an Egyptian Foreign Ministry official told Reuters. Qatar says fellow OPEC state UAE halts oil imports in row http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/4/qatar-says-fellow-opec-state-uae-halts-oil-imports-in-row Qatar Petroleum is taking “legal actions” after Abu Dhabi National Oil Co. declared force majeure to halt shipments of condensate, a light oil liquid, from Qatar, according to QP CEO Saad Sherida Al Kaabi. Qatar to boost LNG output by 30%, flouting Saudi-led boycott http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/7/4/qatar-to-boost-lng-output-by-30-flouting-saudi-led-boycott Qatar Petroleum, the largest producer of liquefied natural gas, plans to increase output by 30% within seven years, a step that would entrench the Gulf nation’s role as a major energy supplier amid a boycott by a Saudi-led coalition of countries. Saudi Arabia and Qatar continue sharing oil tankers amid tensions http://www.worldoil.com/news/2017/6/30/saudi-arabia-and-qatar-continue-sharing-oil-tankers-amid-tensions As Saudi Arabia leads three other Arab nations in accusing Qatar of links to terror groups and being too close to Iran, one thing is becoming increasingly clear in the oil market: tensions have yet to reach a point where the world’s biggest crude exporter is disrupting its tiny neighbor’s shipments.