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LNG Short-Term Analytics: Short-Term Outlook

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29 April 2021

LNG Short-Term Analytics: Short-Term Outlook

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Asian winter price spike: Very few commodities experience a rapid 2000% price rally, but that’s what took place in Asia as the cost of LNG cargoes increased from $2/mmbtu in summer 2020 to almost $40/mmbtu only six months later. So acute was the LNG shortage and lack of inventory that one Japanese gas utility sought to buy any available heel volume from cargoes that had already discharged. ‘Heel’ volume would normally be used to fuel their return journey. While this grossly inflated price was largely due to lack of liquidity, only a single cargo was traded at these extraordinary levels. However there are strong fundamental reasons to believe that increased seasonal price volatility will become a more regular occurrence going forward.

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