It is not Christiano Ronaldo’s number or ‘beautiful number’ from Vodafone. 77 is a magic number for LNG (liquified natural gas) production capacity from Qatar. Qatar will soon reach 77 millions tons per annum (mtpa) LNG with start up of Qatargas Train 6 in November and Train 7 in February. Qatargas and Rasgas are the two LNG producers who make up 77mtpa mark: 42 and 35 mtpa from Qatargas and Rasgas respectively. This 77 achievement represents a landmark event for Qatar, where it will ensure its reputation of being the center of energy in the world and the largest producer of LNG in the world.
It is expected that the celebration for 77 is to be held on Monday, December 13, 2010 in Ras Laffan Industrial City in the presence of several delegations and media figures from around the world.
So if you are roaming around Doha or flipping through newspaper and find big advertisements with 77 in Qatar maroon color, that’s what it means in here.