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The LNG Big Chill: April 2020

As the coronavirus outbreak and oil price crash continue to change the market, we look at how the Chinese gas market is recovering, what lockdown means for Indian LNG demand and the potential for coal-to-gas switching in Japan and South Korea. We also discuss how far gas demand will fall in Europe this quarter, and the implications for storage. And we ask: how will the global LNG supply outlook change?

What's the outlook for global LNG markets?

LNG in Brief is our rolling coverage of the latest global LNG stories, including contracts, upstream supply, regas, policy and trade. Recent topics include: 

  • Utrenniy terminal to be expanded for Arctic LNG-1
  • JERA agrees to buy into Barossa
  • European gas storage: record inventory in place further weakens summer market. 
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Giles Farrer, Research Director, Global Gas and LNG Supply

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