Qatar to leave OPEC in 2019, energy minister says

  03 December 2018    Read: 1433
Qatar to leave OPEC in 2019, energy minister says

Qatar is to leave the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) next month, the Gulf emirate's new Energy Minister Saad al-Kaabi announced on Monday.

"Qatar has decided to withdraw its membership from OPEC effective January 2019," Kaabi said at a press conference in Doha.

He added that OPEC was told of the decision on Monday ahead of the announcement.


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