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Monday, 12 June 2017

Qatar diplomatic spat reignites UK gas supplies fears

Qatar diplomatic spat reignites UK gas supplies fears:

"Qatar’s diplomatic showdown with its Arab neighbours has highlighted the risks associated with growing UK dependence on imported gas — and intensified calls from fracking supporters for Britain’s shale resources to be developed. Almost 30 per cent of UK gas imports come from the small Gulf state of Qatar, which is facing disruption to trade and transportation after Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt and others severed diplomatic relations. The dispute — centred on Qatar’s alleged support for extremist groups — is not seen as an immediate threat to UK gas supplies as Britain heads into the summer months, when energy demand is lowest."



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