Australia LNG exports will see a significant ramp up in the short term, with total liquefaction capacity set to reach nearly 90 mmtpa within the next five years, surpassing Qatar as the world's top LNG exporter. Growth is expected to be slower in the longer term, with brownfield expansions providing some limited upside. Domestic gas prices have increased in most jurisdictions. Demand competition from LNG export projects is among the key drivers, with several companies in Queensland reportedly using oil-indexation in their new sales contracts, pulling up spot prices in the region.
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