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'Assertive' attitudes in Gulf threatening energy supplies

The ongoing crisis between Qatar and a Saudi-led bloc could impact the provision of natural gas to key Asian nations

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Qatar provides 30 per cent of the world's LNG needs. Fears of a possible conflict are growing.

Tokyo

ATTITUDES are hardening among Persian Gulf states where the emirate of Qatar is at the centre of a crisis which, according to one leading Japanese energy expert, has the potential to escalate and impact vital natural gas supplies to key Asian nations including Japan. "An assertive...