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Qatar calls for better energy ties with US

Qatari Oil Minister met his US counterpart to discussed energy ties

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Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada
Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada

Qatar's Minister of Energy and Industry Mohammed bin Saleh Al Sada met in Washington the US Energy Secretary Ernest Moniz to discussed bilateral ties and cooperation in the energy field, Qatari daily The Peninsula reported.

Al Sada had called on key players in the American and Qatari energy industry to seize cooperation opportunities in both countries as well as in other parts of the world.

"American companies have been true partners in our success. Their contributions to the entire spectrum of our industry are highly valued," Al Sada said, as quotes by the Peninsula.

"Qatar Petroleum was there earlier on, when all scenarios and forecasts pointed to the US becoming a net importer of natural gas," he said, . "We are watching all the developments in the American shale gas industry with great interest, especially as rising production and low domestic prices stimulate a switch to natural gas in power generation, and provide many opportunities in the petrochemical and manufacturing industries."

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