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United States LNG demand long-term outlook 2015

United States LNG demand long-term outlook 2015

Report summary

With the largest natural gas market in the world, the US may have once looked like an attractive end destination for LNG cargos. Since the shale revolution, it has largely become self-sufficient, and LNG demand has been rendered moot, for the most part. We expect this trend to continue in the near future, and cargos will be diverted to markets that provide higher returns, except in the US Northeast, where pipeline constraints make use of the Everett terminal during high-demand seasons. For the most part, however, the US import market will remain quiet, and we expect the country to become a net LNG exporter next year.

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As global energy demand rises, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to expand. Set to increase by 50% between 2015 and 2020, the LNG market is one of the fastest growing in the world. This spectacular growth is transforming the market, with many new companies entering the sector and changing the industry landscape.

This LNG Long Term Outlook report provides an overview of LNG in the gas market.

LNG market participants and advisers can use this report to better understand the long-term role of this market in the global LNG business.

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
  • Infrastructure
    • Network and infrastructure overview
    • Current LNG status and access
    • Future LNG terminal development
  • Demand
    • LNG demand outlook
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Indigenous production
  • Contracts
  • Prices
    • How are gas prices set?
    • Price outlook
  • Costs
    • Transportation tariffs
    • Regasification tariffs
  • Policy and regulation
    • Offshore vs onshore facilities
      • Offshore facilities (Deepwater Ports)
      • Onshore facilities
    • Open access vs. closed access
      • Open access
      • Closed access
    • Operational cooling cargos

In this report there are 9 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
    • Executive summary: Table 1
  • Infrastructure
    • LNG regasification terminals
    • LNG import terminals (operational)
  • Demand
    • Contracted LNG import outlook vs demand
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Indigenous gas supply and demand
  • Contracts
    • LNG SPA contracts
    • Contracted LNG supply position vs available regas capacity
  • Prices
    • Henry Hub price outlook
  • Costs
    • Breakeven cost stack of potential LNG supplies into market
  • Policy and regulation
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