I was delighted to participate as the Research Partner to CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit in Tokyo last month. We saw over 200 attendees, 9 sponsors and featured presentations from the Japanese Government, major Japanese LNG companies and several LNG suppliers.
We moderated two panel discussions, the first of which was the panel on 'Supply & Demand: The Next Wave of LNG Suppliers and Buyers'. Thanasis Kofinakos, Consulting Director, also moderated 'Opening New Markets and Building New Demand in Asia'. Hide Kato, Head of our Tokyo office, chaired the second day of the conference.
The feeling in the room was one of tempered excitement as we discussed a range of issues.
The five big takeaways
Emerging markets and sources of demand are becoming more important
New forms of demand will develop such as LNG bunkering
The market rebalance appears to be accelerating
Flexibility in long-term contracts is improving
Liquidity is still developing but optimisation is becoming more important
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