Global gas: what to watch in 2017

 

US LNG supply in 2016 sparked the beginnings of a truly global gas market - connecting US gas prices with the rest of the world. In 2017, the effects will start to play out.

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We asked four of our analysts to share their thoughts on trending topics and key themes for 2017:

  • Increased exports from Sabine Pass is one of the drivers behind a strong outlook for Henry Hub prices this year
  • US LNG deliveries into Europe are set to rise this summer
  • Global LNG prices are expected to soften
  • Developments between Europe and Russia will influence global gas markets

Will we see US LNG operate below capacity in 2017?

 


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What's happening in Asia?

In Asia, liberalisation of the LNG market is set to accelerate in 2017. A 10% increase in global supply and a 31% increase in uncontracted supply, is set to drive contract prices down, with buyers in Asia the main beneficiaries. Supported by emerging players and the ramp up of new supply contracts, China is set to overtake South Korea as the world’s second largest LNG market.

 

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Gastech 2017

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