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Qatar to leave OPEC Group, was member since 60 years

Qatar  to leave OPEC Group,  was member since 60 years

Qatar has announced its intentions to separate from the organization on Monday after being a member of the Opec Group of oil producing nations for nearly 60 years. Qatar has pointed out the reason for focusing on its plans to increase natural gas production. Qatar announced a plan to get out of the organization on January 1, 2019 at a press conference in Doha, which was confirmed by Qatar Petroleum on Twitter. Qatar is a government-owned corporation responsible for petroleum and oil activities.

Country's energy minister Saad Sheridan al-Kabi tweeted, "The decision to get out of the organization shows the desire to focus on its efforts to develop and enhance the natural gas production of Qatar." According to a report by the news agency EFE, he said that OPEC has been informed about the decision. Qatar has been a member of OPEC since 1961.

Al Kabi said that this decision reflects the purpose of increasing natural gas production from 7.7 million tonnes to 11 million tonnes in the coming years of Qatar.

Q.1 Which country is leaving OPEC Group in January 2019?
A. Kuwait
B. Qatar
C. Libya
D. Saudi Arabia
Ans: Qatar
Q.2 What is Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries called?
A. OPEC Group
D. G 20
Ans: OPEC Group

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