Qatar Team to Weigh Petronet Stake Buy

Thursday, October 19, 2006
According to BS Reporter, a delegation from Qatar is expected to visit India shortly to carry out due diligence for a possible investment in Petronet LNG. Qatar Investment Authority is likely to pick up a stake in Petronet by subscribing to a $100mn foreign currency convertible bond issue which is expected to be floated soon. Qatar had earlier been offered a 10 per cent stake in 2003 when the company offered shares to the public. In 1999, Petronet had signed a 25-year contract with Qatar’s Ras Laffan Liquefied Natural Gas Company (RasGas) for 7.5 million tons per annum (mtpa) of LNG. Source: BS Reporter

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