ExxonMobil has the most profitable LNG asset portfolio of any of the companies in our coverage. Central to this is its position in Qatar, the most valuable country in its entire upstream portfolio, where it has an interest in 12 of the country's 14 LNG trains. In recent years, the company has also made LNG investments in Australia (Gorgon) and PNG.
Being so closely linked to Qatar impacts the company's wider LNG investment strategy. A major focus for ExxonMobil is to ensure rollover of its legacy Qatari production sharing contracts and to deepen its relationship with Qatar Petroleum. The company has sought to secure international growth opportunities for itself and its Qatari partner. ExxonMobil's applies its strict returns focussed criteria to LNG investment. It typically markets LNG on a project basis, with an emphasis on long term oil indexed deals. It does not trade LNG, and has not pursued the portfolio approach of rivals such as Shell and BP.
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.
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Company report | Jan 2016
ExxonMobil LNG corporate summary
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