More Contracting, Pricing and Trading

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  • Interview with David Dickson, President & CEO, McDermott
A key question being asked in the industry is, how can EPCs deliver new gas and LNG projects in low-cost, low-margin times?
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  • Contributed by: Dominic Ikechukwu Ogbata, Senior Learning Analysis Officer, Nigeria LNG Limited
The panel discussions at the recently concluded Gastech Conference and Exhibition in Barcelona, provided enormous insights into prospects and developments in LNG.
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  • Interview with Christophe Malet, Senior Vice President Upstream & Midstream LNG, Hanas
Until recently, LNG projects have been able to attract long-term contracts which have led to security for both banks and other lenders.
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  • Interview with Rajeev Kannan, Executive Officer, Head of Investment Banking Dept., Asia, Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corporation
The LNG industry is experiencing a change in project financing. With supplies racing ahead of demand, the market is seeing more shorter-term contracts which are making project financing a more complex issue.
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  • Contributed by: Caroline Gentry, Senior Energy Analyst, dmg events
Long-term contracts for LNG can still be secured according to US LNG exporter Cheniere, who announced a new 24-year deal with Polish state oil and gas company, PGNiG, at the EAGC/CEE Conference
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  • Contributed by: Lucas Schmitt, Senior Analyst, EMEARC Gas & LNG, Wood Mackenzie
The path to establishing an LNG hub is a long one. It has taken more than a decade to build gas hubs in the US and Europe that are liquid enough to generate industry-trusted price discovery for physical and financial transactions.
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  • Interview with Paul Griffin, Special Advisor, Oil & Gas, White & Case LLP
In recent years, the natural gas and LNG industry has grown from strength to strength and regularly welcomes positive developments and outlooks.
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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 Martin Houston, Executive Vice Chairman and Co-Founder , Tellurian
The lead story of our last issue described the stand-off between LNG sellers and buyers that was much in evidence at the recent Gastech conference – and the call
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The long-running stand-off on LNG pricing between big Asian buyers and their existing and potential suppliers has gone beyond being just a war of words.
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US LNG projects continue to pass crucial milestones at an impressive rate, with recent weeks seeing the signing of new sales contracts to markets in Europe, South America and Asia, another world-wide (non-FTA) export licence approval – this time for Jo
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  • Interview with Professor Jonathan Stern, Distinguished Research Fellow and Founder, Natural Gas Research Programme, Oxford Institute of Energy Studies
The Ukraine crisis has highlighted Russia’s importance as an energy exporter. A third of Europe’s gas comes from Russia, which is also seen as a major potential supply source by Asian markets – not least China.
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The first debate by European Union leaders on the proposed new framework for energy and climate policy to 2030 – which took place during the European Council meeting in Brussels last month – was rather overshadowed by the Ukraine crisis.
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  • Contributed by: Adrienne Blume, Editor, Gas Processing & Hydrocarbon Processing
After a delegate luncheon sponsored by Oman LNG, the first day of Gastech 2014 continued with an afternoon panel session on strategies for securing Asia's gas demand, from a supplier-side perspective.
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Asian price premium on gas and LNG supplies could hold back demand, Gastech 2014 VIP programme is told Oil indexation price mechanism and destination contract clauses should be re-examined
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The fate of Russian gas exports to Europe remained a key concern as the Ukraine crisis moved into a new phase on 16th March, with an overwhelming vote by the people of Crimea to become part of Russia.