LNG imports to be key source of future US gas supplies

Imports of LNG will play an increasingly important role in meeting US demand for natural gas, said several speakers at the energy conference Feb. 11-14 sponsored in Houston by Cambridge Energy Research Associates."Two years ago, LNG was again a new idea. By last year, it was an 'attractive alternative.' Today it is a fait accompli," said Philippe van Marcke, former president and now advisor to the president of Tractebel Electricity & Gas International, a unit of Tractebel SA, at the Feb. 12 natural gas plenary session.Van Marcke said, "Two years ago, we set up a London office to develop our LNG business because we saw a world market evolving. Today, we see a combination of regiona...

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