Qatar signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Turkey on 6 October covering potential energy projects between the two countries and the supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG).

The official Qatar News Agency says the two countries will establish a joint energy working group which may result in collaboration on oil and gas projects.

Qatargas has also started negotiations to sell LNG to Turkish firm Botas.

In May 2009, RasGas said its LNG tanker Al-Daayen, which has capacity of about 150,000 cubic metres, delivered gas to Turkey’s private energy firm EgeGaz at the Aliaga terminal.

In August, RasGas delivered its first gas shipment to Italy’s new offshore LNG import terminal called Adriatic LNG as part of a 25-year supply agreement.