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BP LNG corporate summary

BP LNG corporate summary

Report summary

BP was the first company to sell LNG on a portfolio basis. Unlike some of its peers, it has chosen not to pursue opportunities to develop greenfield LNG development, particularly in Australia. Instead, it has built critical mass in its portfolio through LNG trading, and we estimate that over 60% of the LNG it sells bought from third party sources under a variety of spot, short and mid term deals. BP is expanding its position, most obviously with the move into the Freeport liquefaction facility in the US, where it has contracted the entire capacity of Train 2.  The company has built a diverse marketing portfolio spanning established and emerging markets, and several different price markers. As such, it is less reliant on the spread between Henry Hub and oil, and has pursued a balanced position to price exposure. 

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The LNG market is set to increase by 50% between 2015 and 2020. This spectacular growth is transforming the market, with many new companies entering the sector and changing the industry landscape. LNG buyers are becoming increasingly fragmented, while the new emerging markets have smaller demand needs. This shift has increased demand for portfolio LNG supply.

This report allows you to understand how this company uses its LNG supply volumes, market access and shipping assets to create value from its LNG business. It provides an overview of the company's LNG strategy, assets, LNG supply access, LNG market commitments to give an accurate forecast of its flexible LNG portfolio.

As the LNG business continues to expand, in terms of both the number of players and the absolute volume of LNG traded, it is vital to understand the position and strategy of key suppliers and competitors.

Offering bottom up market analysis for over 150 LNG supply assets, 28 LNG-importing countries and more than 500 LNG contracts, Wood Mackenzie is the definitive and trusted resource for the LNG industry. We use our robust database and expert industry knowledge to help you understand the dynamics of the global LNG industry and identify emerging trends and opportunities.

  • Executive summary
  • LNG strategy
  • LNG assets
    • Gas into LNG
    • Liquefaction capacity
      • Planned/Pre FID
    • Regas
    • Shipping
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Contracted Supply
      • Pre FID Contract Supply Options
    • Committed LNG
    • Flexible LNG portfolio
  • Value drivers
    • Contract Pricing
    • Contract Pricing
    • Price Spread Arbitrage
  • Risks and uncertainties

In this report there are 16 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • SWOT Analysis
  • LNG strategy
  • LNG assets
    • Table 1 BP's upstream supply to LNG liquefaction plants
    • Figure 1 Gas into LNG by equity (mmcfd)
    • Figure 2 Effective liquefaction capacity by equity (mmtpa)
    • Table 2 Liquefaction capacity
    • Table 3 BP's regasification capacity
    • Figure 3 BP's regasification capacity
    • Figure 4 BP shipping – owned and chartered
    • Figure 5 BP shipping utilisation (mmcm/MT LNG)
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Table 4 Contracted supply
    • Figure 6 BP's contracted supply to 2025
    • Table 5 BP's sales contracts
    • Figure 7 BP's committed sales to 2025
    • Figure 8 BP's flexible LNG (mmtpa)
  • Value drivers
    • Figure 9 BP supply contracts
    • Figure 10 BP committed sales
  • Risks and uncertainties
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