Global LNG supply tracker Q4 2017: no surprise as new trains are delayed
Supply from the most recent wave of projects has disappointed and contributed to a tighter winter. Sabine Pass T4 started on schedule, but Wheatstone, which shipped first LNG at the end of October, was later than expected. Yamal LNG and Cove Point are yet to start. Further projects in 2018 will continue to test operators on delivery capabilities, especially at technically-complex projects. However, bright spots are emerging at existing producers with new feedgas coming to market, boosting output after years of under-performance. The market remains oversupplied in 2019. Although we expect some curtailment of supply to balance the market, we are more positive on utilisation at US LNG projects.