Industry sources said the Gulf Cooperation Council emirate suspended a
major energy project in Syria amid the revolt against President Bashar
Assad. They said the state-owned Qatar Fuel was exploring the option of
building and operating a network of gasoline stations in Jordan.
"Investments in Syria are no longer safe, and Qatar could lose billions
in existing projects in Syria," an industry source said.
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The sources said the state-owned Qatar Electricity and Water Co.
abandoned a project to build two power generators in Syria. They
said Jordan and Qatar have been discussing a similar project.
"The Syrian project has been canceled because the government failed to
honor its commitments," the source said.
The sources said Qatar was expected to lose up to $6 billion in
investments in Syria. They said relations by the two countries were strained
amid the unrest against the regime in Damascus.
Qatar has also stopped the import of sheep from Syria. Instead, Jordan
has been contracted to deliver mutton to Qatar.