Qatar Petroleum CEO meets the U.S. Secretary of Energy, Congress members, and energy leaders


Qatar Petroleum President & CEO Mr. Saad Sherida Al-Kaabi met in Washington with U.S. Secretary of Energy Mr. Rick Perry.

Discussions during the meeting centred on various aspects of bilateral energy cooperation between the United States of America and the State of Qatar, particularly in the LNG industry.

Mr. Al-Kaabi and the accompanying delegation also held talks with the Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Energy Resources, Mr. Francis R. Fannon, which tackled energy cooperation between Qatar and the United States.

Qatar Petroleum’s CEO held similar talks, on the sidelines of his participation in the World Gas Conference, with a number of Representatives in the US Congress and their assistants, who included member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Rep. Joe Barton, member of the House Ways and Means Committee Rep. John Larson, member of the House Armed Services Committee and House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee Rep. Rick Larsen, member of the House Agriculture Committee and House Education and the Workforce Committee Rep. Rick Allen, and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and House Veterans’ Affairs Committee Rep. Gus Bilirakis. Similar meetings were held with the Chairman of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Rep. Greg Walden, and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee Rep. Richard Hudson.

Mr. Al-Kaabi also met with member of the House Appropriations Committee and its subcommittees on Defense and Homeland Security Rep. Henry Cuellar, and member of the House Energy and Commerce Committee and its subcommittees on Energy and Health Rep. Kurt Schrader.

Discussions during the meetings centered on issues of mutual concern, foremost of which was the energy industry and Qatar’s partnerships with American companies in the fields of exploration and natural gas production.

Qatar Petroleum’s President & CEO also met in Washington with Mr. Paik Ungyu, the Minister of Trade, Industry and Energy in the Republic of Korea and senior officials at the ministry for a wide-ranging discussion of bilateral cooperation in the field of energy.

Mr. Al-Kaabi’s meetings in the American capital also included a number of discussions with Presidents and CEOs of leading American energy companies, including ExxonMobil, ConocoPhillips, and Occidental Petroleum.