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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The US Department of Energy (DoE) has proposed changing the rules governing the process of granting export approvals to LNG ventures in the lower 48 states.
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Meeting the world’s growing need for energy will require investment of more than $48 trillion between now and 2035 – posing a major challenge to governments to come up with policy frameworks that encourage private investors to commit to new supply proj
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US president Barack Obama has kept his promise to use his executive powers to take action on climate change in the face of an obstructive Congress.
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The troubled Angola LNG project looks likely to be out of action until the middle of 2015 while the owners and EPC contractor Bechtel conduct inspections and correction work to substantial portions of the plant.
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The European Commission has announced a new energy security strategy for the European Union in response to the current geopolitical environment and the region’s heavy import dependence.
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  • Contributed by: Gavin Sutcliffe, Managing Partner, Praxis Events
Russia’s increasingly-cordial relationship with China has led to the finalisation of the long-proffered agreement to connect the two countries via a gas supply pipeline.
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Spurred on by the challenges of growing urbanisation and concern over appalling pollution levels in much of the country, the Chinese government has just announced that it expects natural gas supply to reach 420 Bcm/year by 2020 to meet fast-rising dema
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Last month’s report on climate change mitigation strategies from the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) contains several crucial messages for the gas industry and its likely future over the medium and long term – some positive and some
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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.