Contracting, Pricing and Trading

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  • Contributed by: Ryan Pereira, Principal Commercial Manager - Global Gas and LNG, Gaffney Cline & Associates
  • Contributed by: Nicholas Fulford, Global Head of Gas and LNG, Gaffney Cline & Associates
It has been a long time coming, but natural gas is finally emerging from beneath the shadow of its big brother, crude oil.  While some of the more traditional participants in the LNG space may still be hanging on to the idea that oil indexation for gas
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  • Contributed by: Daniel Reinbott, Partner, Ashurst LLP
  • Contributed by: Jessica Ham, Senior Associate, Ashurst LLP
Price review clauses have long been a feature of mid-to-long term LNG sale and purchase agreements ("LNG SPAs").  Changing market dynamics and recent price volatility has placed additional focus and pressure on these clauses, which hav
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  • Interview with Simon Davies, Executive Director, Natural Resources EMEA, The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ
As the natural gas and LNG industry continues to adapt to the growing demand, sponsors are exploring new ways to secure financing for the next wave of liquefaction projects.
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  • Interview with Ana Stanic, Principal, E&A Law
As the global energy industry continues to evolve and grow, the market is experiencing changes in every aspect; specifically in the legal and regulatory framework.
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  • Interview with Karolina Cegir, Gas Expert, Energy Community Secretariat
The Energy Community is an international organisation, bringing together the European Union and its neighbours to create an integrated pan-European energy market.
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  • Contributed by: James MacTaggart, General Manager, New Gas and LNG Markets - Asia, India & MENA, Shell
Gas will be an essential part of the future energy mix as the world moves to a low-carbon future; playing a significant role in reducing carbon emissions and air pollution, and being a secure, diverse and flexible energy supply.
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  • Interview with Katan Hirachand, Managing Director - Energy project finance, Société Générale
Ahead of Gastech 2018, Gastech Insights spoke to Commercial Governing Body Member, Katan Hirachand, Managing Director – Energy Project Finance Group
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  • Contributed by: Pipeline Oil and Gas Magazine, Monthly magazine, for the energy industry
While gas markets are currently well supplied, the transformation of natural gas markets from regional systems to more globalised and interdependent markets is creating new security challenges, according to the International Energy Agency's latest asse
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  • Interview with Luca Tonello, Deputy General Manager and Head of Project & Export Finance, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
With LNG finding a role as a fuel of choice in new markets, there has been a significant increase in demand. The most notable increase comes from Asian markets, with China’s LNG consumption dramatically increasing by approximately 35% each year.
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  • Contributed by: Fernando Impuesto, General Manager, Enagás Emprende
With more than 45 years of experience operating integrated gas infrastructures, Enagás has adapted its facilities to an evolving and dynamic LNG market, switching from the traditional LNG terminal model (unloading, storage and regasification and LNG tr
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  • Contributed by: Matthew Secomb, Partner, White & Case LLP
Long-term LNG contracts with price review clauses continue to dominate the Asian LNG market. The pricing in those contracts remains predominantly oil-based. The evident reason for that is the absence of a reliable price signal for LNG itself in Asia.
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  • Contributed by: Dr Brad Wood, Executive Vice President, Juran Benchmarking, UK
Background: A group of European LNG receiving terminal operators have been working together as a consortium on a recurring annual basis since 2012 to benchmark their asset management and operational performance and learn from leading p
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  • Interview with Jason Bennett, Partner, Baker Botts LLP
In this exclusive interview with Jason Bennett, Partner, Deputy Department Chair, Global Projects Group at Baker Botts, we discuss the evolving dynamics of
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  • Contributed by: Lennart Luten, Director, Galway Group
It has become clear that for many LNG producers, majors and certain export projects alike, the coming couple of years will be a testing time.
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  • Interview with Chong Zhi Xin, Principal Analyst for Asia Gas and Power, Wood Mackenzie
The arrival of new commodities traders dealing in LNG has caused a shift in the LNG market.  Trading entities tend to be more responsive when it comes to meeting changing buyer demands.  So what role will this play in the development of LNG hubs in Asi
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  • Interview with Denis Bonhomme, Senior Vice President Business Development Asia, ENGIE Global LNG
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  • Contributed by: Theodore Michael, LNG Analyst, Genscape
Europe continues the process of physically integrating its gas networks. The Central European Gas Hub (CEGH) intends to complete its integration into the PEGAS trading system end of 2016. Ushering in a new era of transcontinental trading.
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  • Contributed by: Rita Huang, Information Director – Senior Analyst, ICIS - China
China’s natural gas apparent consumption increased by 10.89% from a year ago to 109bn cubic metres in the first half of 2016, according to data from the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS).
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  • Interview with Tarek Souki, SVP LNG Marketing and Trading, Tellurian
It has been projected that by 2020, North America will become energy self-sufficient and maintain its position as the world’s largest natural gas producing region; and as LNG grows seven times faster than pipeline gas trade, LNG may account for half of
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  • Interview with Chris Hawkes, Safety Director, International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP)
The International Association of Oil and Gas Producers (IOGP) provides a significant proportion of the world’s energy to meet growing demands for heat, light and transport.