Contracting, Pricing and Trading

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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 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: 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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On December 1, 2014, following a meeting between the Russian and Turkish presidents, president Putin and Gazprom CEO Alexey Miller announced that South Stream had been cancelled due to the combined failure of the Bulgarian government to provide assuran
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  • Contributed by: Chris Clucas, Group Fleet Director, Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement
Chris Clucas, Group Fleet Director at Bernhard Schulte Shipmanagement and 
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With its natural gas consumption expected to rise to around 420 Bcm by 2020, China continues to develop new import routes to provide the infrastructure that will be needed to meet an unprecedented rate of demand growth.
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  • Interview with Ko Ooshima, Head of Project Finance, The Bank of Tokyo Mitsubishi UFJ
LNG projects are among the largest and most challenging energy projects, requiring billions of dollars – and in some cases tens of billions of dollars – of investment. Few companies can afford to finance such projects from their balance sheets.
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The sponsors of four of Canada’s most credible proposed LNG export projects are lobbying Ottawa for tax breaks, arguing that it is in the national interest to launch LNG sales into Asia and reduce Canada’s dependence on energy exports to the United Sta
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  • Contributed by: Caroline Gentry, Senior Energy Analyst, dmg events
LNG project developers are looking for innovative ways to secure financing as long-term sales contracts that traditionally underpinned borrowing are becoming harder to procure.
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  • Contributed by: Caroline Gentry, Senior Energy Analyst, dmg events
US natural gas stocks are at their lowest level since 2005, leaving the market easily spooked by spells of cold weather as the injection season draws to a close at the end of October.
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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.