The race for the advisory mandate had ended up being a competition between RBS, HSBCand ANZ Investment Bankafter six banks were initially invited to bid (MEED 29:11:02).

Qatargas II, promoted by Qatar Petroleumand the US’ ExxonMobil Corporation, will see the construction of two 7.5 million-tonne-a-year LNG trains at Ras Laffan. The bulk of the LNG is destined for European markets (MEED 22:11:02).