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Qatar to boost production from vast underwater gas field


DOHA, Qatar (AP) — Qatar laid out plans on Monday to boost production from a vast underwater natural gas field by 10 percent, giving the energy-rich Gulf nation potential new revenue as it pursues ambitious infrastructure plans.

Qatar is a small but wealthy member of OPEC that generates most of its income from natural gas rather than crude oil. It exports the gas by chilling it to a form known as liquefied natural gas, or LNG, that can be shipped on tankers to customers around the world.

State-run Qatar Petroleum said a new gas project on the southern portion of the North Field would give...

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