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China LNG long-term outlook 2017

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01 December 2017

China LNG long-term outlook 2017

Report summary

China's LNG import growth increased significantly to over 40% in 2017 year-to-date from an average annual growth rate of a mere 4% in 2014 and 2015. The over-contracted market we saw in 2015 and 2016 has been replaced with one with significant spot demand. A notable growth sector is LNG distributed via trucks – a growing number of industrial gas consumers are securing access to LNG from ISO tank LNG distributors. We forecast China's LNG demand to rise from 26.2 to 61.6 mmtpa from 2016 to 2020, representing a CAGR of 23%.

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Infrastructure
  • Contracts
    • Historical LNG imports
    • Seasonal profile
    • Demand forecast
      • Short term
      • Medium term
      • Long term
    • Regasification tariffs
  • Key companies
    • LNG terminal development
    • Third party access
    • Gas sector reform
  • Risks and uncertainties

Tables and charts

This report includes 12 images and tables including:

  • Executive summary: Image 1
  • LNG Infrastructure
  • Infrastructure: Image 2
  • LNG contracts signed since 2016
  • Contracts: Image 1
  • Contracted LNG supply versus regasification capacity
  • Contracted LNG supply by company versus LNG demand
  • Cost stack of potential LNG supplies into China
  • Key players
  • Historical LNG Imports
  • LNG Seasonality
  • LNG demand outlook

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    Key companies

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    Policy and regulation

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    Risks and uncertainties

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