LNG spot markets analysis webinar – Q1 2015

A webinar analysing the the global LNG short-term trades

Access the presentation slides and recording of a webinar we held on 31 March 2015. It covers an annual review of the Asian short-term LNG markets, with a thorough analysis of the procurement trends and outlook for the regional and global markets in 2015.

East Asia has provided the focus of the global short-term market growth for several years, but a recent slump in prices has exposed the region’s limitations in underpinning global spot liquidity. As traditional Asian buyers have been more resistant to premium prices, suppliers have been forced to adapt to a more competitive landscape.

In the wider Asian region, new markets are emerging, which could play an enlarged role in short-term procurement.

Expert Analysis of LNG Markets

Volatility of crude and spot LNG prices have impacted not just core Asian markets, but other competing regions too. This webinar comes at a pivotal time, providing a comprehensive analysis of Asia’s short-term markets, and insights into their likely direction for 2015.

As new LNG plants come on stream and competition rises from cheaper oil-based fuels, prospects for a recovery in spot market liquidity will be discussed. The summary of Asian LNG offers essential insights into topical issues, to help industry players understand these evolving markets.

Key discussion points in the webinar will include:

  • Recent trends in spot pricing/demand in East Asia; parallels with 2008
  • Mid-term contracts and pricing in 2014, and the long-term contractual outlook
  • Whether East Asia will continue to choose the Pacific over the Atlantic basin for short-term supplies
  • The seasonality of East Asian short-term LNG procurement
  • The changing role of reloads
  • Competing short-term markets with the potential to absorb East Asian volumes

About the speaker

Simon Ellis,
LNG Analyst, Global

Simon Ellis has been with ICIS since 2007 as editor of Global LNG Markets and since 2011 as LNG analyst, leading ICIS’ research into the short-term LNG trade. Simon led the first assessment of Japanese spot LNG prices in 2008 and helped establish the East Asia Index (EAX) LNG assessment in 2010.

Prior to joining ICIS, Simon covered project finance for Infrastructure Journal. He holds a Master of Arts in History from the University of Cambridge.

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