September 2017

LEAD STORY

Gas-on-gas competition has seen an increase in the share in Europe being offset by declines in Asia and the Asia-Pacific region, reflecting fewer pure spot LNG cargoes.

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Shale gas has become an increasingly important source of natural gas in the United States. The US government's Energy Information Administration predicts that by 2035, 46 percent of US natural gas supplies will come from shale.

Most of the countries currently importing LNG are relatively mature Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) markets, or large developing gas markets like China, India and Brazil.

Most onshore LNG plants and at-shore floating LNG barge units are fed from extensive pipeline networks which create a large gas inventory buffer such that any interruption event at either the LNG plant or the gas source is easily managed by the control systems.

There have been significant new developments in the liquefied natural gas sector, which support the view that we are about to enter a golden era for liquefication projects