The Dolphin Project: The Development of a Gulf Gas Initiative
Qatar is positioning itself to take advantage of the worldwide increase in gas demand. The small nation is strategically placed in the Gulf, at the tip of Saudi Arabia, where it straddles Bahrain and the UAE. Although among the leaders in natural gas production, Qatar arrived relatively late on the natural gas scene, in part, because it has a population of 744,000 and of that only 20 per cent are Qatari nationals. (2006 figures), thus human capital is in great demand.