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Qatar extends its natural gas dominance at Russia's expense

By Clifford Krauss

09 Dec 2022 · 6 min read

Editor's Note

Qatar is “becoming the Saudi Arabia of natural gas” and is replacing Russia as a critical source of energy for Europe. The New York Times has the story.

Russia’s war in Ukraine has jolted global energy markets, leaving Europe short of natural gas, raising prices for all fossil fuels and threatening a global recession.

But one country has maneuvered effectively to gain economic and political advantage from the turmoil: Qatar.

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