Qatar's Minister of State for Energy Affairs and CEO of QatarEnergy Saad Sherida al-Kaabi (R) and French energy group TotalEnergies CEO Patrick Pouyanne attend a signing ceremony at the QatarEnergy headquarters in Doha on June 12, 2022. The French major will have a 6.25 percent share of the giant project North Field East project that will help Qatar increase its LNG production by more than 60 percent by 2027, Getty Images photo

By Deborah Jaremko