LNG market heading for volatile times: BG Group

How the market responds to new supply coming from Australia and the US will be a key factor to watch in the coming year, it says


THE liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is headed for further volatility in the next few years as it responds to "lumpy" additions to supply and demand, Singapore's exclusive gas aggregator BG Group said on Wednesday.

After four years of supply hiatus, the market is entering a period of production growth, courtesy of the Australian supply wave, the British major said at a media briefing.

The seven projects now under construction in Australia are starting to come online, which BG reckons will add about 58 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of LNG capacity by 2019. HSBC economists had earlier said Australia is enroute to becoming the largest LNG exporter by 2018.

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