LNG market riding high, but will the gains continue?
The LNG market started 2021 on a high note with Asian spot prices crossing $30 per MMBtu while LNG shipping rates recorded a high $350k per day due to freezing temperatures and tight vessel supply. However, the current market conditions are poles apart from the supply-demand fundamentals with the market slated to be in super-backwardation.30 Oct 2020: LNG inching towards carbon neutrality
Expected rise in demand for carbon-neutral LNG under decarbonisation goals pushes the sector to reduce CO2 emissions, driving advancement in LNG shipping.13 Aug 2020: COVID-19 pushes US LNG into a tight spot
The pandemic-led weak projections for economic growth will derail US LNG exports in full-year 2020 with the country also losing ground in the long term due to major delays in liquefaction projects.
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