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Fifty Years of Global LNG: Racing to an inflection point

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Published on1 Sep 2014

LNG has experienced remarkable developments in commercialization and export capacity in a span of just 50 years. In this paper produced for the 2014 LNG Asia Pacific Summit in Singapore, Professor Craig Pirrong probes where the industry is headed as oil-based pricing becomes a relic of the past. His analysis and insights describe a potential revolution in LNG pricing and contracting mechanisms that will rely on trading firms and commodity markets to secure supply and manage risk.


The white paper is written by Craig Pirrong, professor of finance and the Energy Markets Director for the Global Energy Management Institute at the Bauer College of Business at the University of Houston. The white paper was written with the funding and support of The Trafigura Group.