CERI: LNG seen poised to tackle US gas supply deficit

LNG will be well-positioned to meet some of a projected natural gas supply deficit in the US, says a senior Shell International Gas Ltd. executive.Ann Pickard, director, Shell global LNG and power, spoke June 1 on the gas outlook to a Canadian Energy Research Institute conference near Calgary Tuesday.Another speaker at the CERI conference, David Hughes of the Geological Survey of Canada, said LNG is already factored into supply forecasts, but it will require a tripling of world LNG capacity, including new terminals and 212 new, 3 bcf capacity tankers.Critical rolePickard said the day of gas is coming in North America and the rest of the world, and LNG will play a critical role (see table)...

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