Qatargas is set to delay until at least the first quarter next year the award of two substantial packages comprising liquefaction and storage facilities for the first phase of its massive North Field Expansion (NFE) project.

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At least two people familiar with the development told Upstream that Qatargas recently informed bidders that revised commercial bids for Package 1 (liquefaction facilities) and Package 2 (storage tanks) would be submitted by next month.