Qatar’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) output is estimated to reach 126 million tons per year by 2027, Qatar Petroleum’s chief executive Saad al-Kaabi said on November 25, according to Reuters.

The country’s current LNG production is 77 million tons.

The increase in Qatar’s LNG production potential is a direct result of the exploration work in the North Field mega project, which showed that gas reserves of the field exceeded 1,760 trillion cubic feet.