Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Sada, Minister of State for Energy & Industry Affairs of the State of Qatar, recently attended the launch of the UK’s South Hook Gas LNG firm and underlined the region’s commitment to the UK’s energy future.

The company owns and manages the regasification capacity and System Entry Capacity at the South Hook Terminal at Milford Haven in Wales.

Speaking to an audience of 300 key figures from Qatar, the UK and the global energy sector, His Excellemcy Dr. Mohammed Saleh Al-Sada emphasised the common interests of the UK and Qatar.

He said, “The Qatar Government wants to be a long-term trading partner with the UK, especially in the energy sector. Like the UK, we understand the importance of solid industrial foundations to achieve economic growth. And we understand that today, diversification of energy supply is a vital part of achieving security of supply. We are therefore proud to have a physical flow of Qatari gas here in the UK. And we are committed to an ongoing role as a partner in the UK’s energy future.”

He welcomed the approach of the UK Government and praised the ‘positive climate for investment’ that has attracted such outside participation, adding, “South Hook Gas will play a key role in managing the terminal’s capacity in an effective and flexible manner as the future of the energy sector in the UK unfolds.”

Also speaking at the ceremony, Mr Ahmed Al Khulaifi, Chairman of South Hook Gas, explained, “We are proud to have a physical presence in the UK. Our UK presence demonstrates our willingness to play a valuable long-term role in the UK energy sector.”