February 2018

LEAD STORY

Australian liquefied natural gas exports to China increased by more than 40 percent in 2017 as output expanded at new production facilities in Queensland and Western Australia and contract shipments began to flow.

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The International Energy Agency launched the first annual “Global Gas Security Review” in 2016 to identify and analyze some critical elements such as physical production flexibility of LNG infrastructure and flexibility in contractual arrangements.

Some sites envisaged for the development of natural gas liquefaction plants are typically located in remote and harsh environment, from hot temperatures of Western Australia to Arctic conditions of Northern Siberia.

The liquefied natural gas market is expected to remain tight until the end of winter 2017-2018 and this is particularly due to China, which continues to increase its consumption of gas for heating instead of coal during winter, according to the International Center for Natural Gas Information (Cedigaz), an international association with around 80 members worldwide.

GasLog, the Monaco-based liquefied natural gas shipping fleet owner whose charterers include Royal Dutch Shell, continues to make good progress on the Alexandroupolis liquefied natural gas hub project planned for northern Greece with Greek partner Gastrade.