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Qatar Petroleum, the largest producer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), plans to increase output by 30 per cent within seven years. This will entrench the Gulf nation's role as a major energy supplier amid a boycott by a Saudi-led coalition of countries. The State-run producer is doubling its LNG output to 4 billion cubic feet a day. This will raise Qatar's total LNG production to 100 million tonnes a year from its current level of 77 million tonnes. Demand for LNG is growing faster than that for oil.