This was stated on Monday by the Minister of Energy of this Arab country.
Qatar, which has been a member of OPEC since 1961, plans to leave the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) starting in January, as reported by Reuterswith reference to the Minister of Energy of this Arab country, Saad Sherida. Al-Kaabi.
"Qatar has decided to withdraw its OPEC membership form from January 2019 and this decision was communicated to OPEC this morning," the minister said during a press conference in Doha on Monday. He has specified that this measure is not a political decision and is not related to disagreements with other members of OPEC, but rather that his country wants to focus on gas extraction and the production of liquefied natural gas.