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LNG MARKETS & TRADE

LNG Trade

In 2015, global LNG trade accounted for 245.2 MT, a 2.5% increase vs. 2014. 34 countries were importing LNG and 19 countries were LNG exporters.

68.4 MT (28%) of global LNG volumes were traded on a spot or short-term basis.

On the supply side, the Pacific Basin was the largest source of LNG supplies with 41% of global volumes.

On the demand side, Asian countries accounted for 72.2% of global LNG imports, down from 75% in 2014.

 
 

 

LNG Facilities

At the end of 2015, the total regasification capacity reached 777 MTPA, 77 MTPA of which (10%) through floating terminals.

The aggregate nominal liquefaction capacity reached 308 MTPA.