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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  • Contributed by: Gottfried Steiner, CEO, Central European Gas Hub
This article came courtesy of Gottfried Steiner, CEO, Central European Gas Hub.
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  • Contributed by: Laurent Caldichoury, Deputy Director Trading, GDF SUEZ
Gastech News asked Laurent Caldichoury, Deputy Director Trading at GDF SUEZ Trading for his views on the key drivers affecting Europe's gas pricing dynamics. Here is what he told us:
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  • Contributed by: Riccardo Rossi, Former Regulatory Affairs Manager, Gazprom Marketing & Trading
Riccardo Rossi, Regulatory Affairs Manager at Gazprom Marketing & Trading and speaker at the 2015 
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  • Interview with Ron Ezekiel, Partner, Fasken Martineau's Global Energy Group
Gastech News recently interviewed by phone Ron Ezekiel, a partner with Fasken Martineau’s Global Energy Group on Canada's LNG industry and key issues around LNG project development. Here are his views:
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  • Contributed by: Susan L. Sakmar, Independent consultant, author and adjunct law professor, University of Houston Law Center
With the drop in energy prices over the past year, it’s no surprise that merger and acquisition (M&A) activity is up as energy companies reposition themselves to remain competitive in a low-oil price environment.
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  • Contributed by: Dr Lawrence Haar, Senior Research Fellow, King Abdullah Petroleum Studies And Research Centre
Although the 2015 sharp correction to prices in global energy markets has produced challenges for both producers and consumers, certain long term trends in how exposures to petroleum and natural gas markets may be managed should be noted.
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Here we show you how lower oil prices have affected some key oil and gas companies and what they are planning to do to maximise their business in the short term. (Click on the infographic to view full size)
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  • Contributed by: Todd Peterson, Advisor LNG Projects, Itochu Group
Todd Peterson, Advisor LNG Projects at Itochu Group, talks about the cost challenge to move Canadian LNG projects forward.
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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.