With global LNG supply set to increase in Winter '16/'17, Asian LNG prices are expected to soften - although a seasonal demand increase will still result in Asian prices being at a premium to European prices. In Europe, gas prices are expected to remain soft for the rest of 2016. Prices will strengthen in Q1 2017 supported by reduced LNG imports and the consequent requirement of Russian gas above ACQ levels.
In Q3 2017, the economics of US LNG to Europe will be tested. Price dynamics will result in the cash cost of delivered US LNG into Europe being at the margin, and we believe that some LNG trade will be uneconomic.
Included in the report are global LNG balances; forecast spot prices of Pacific LNG; European gas balances; and forecast gas spot prices in Northwest Europe and the USA. It is complemented by a global LNG supply-demand balance spread sheet with country granularity and our forecast for spot prices.
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As global energy demand rises, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to expand. Set to increase by 50% between 2015 and 2020, the LNG market is one of the fastest growing in the world. This spectacular growth is transforming the market, with many new companies entering the sector and changing the industry landscape.
This LNG Short Term Outlook report provides an overview of LNG in the gas market.
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