North American LNG exports complicated by alternative markets, investment costs

Biliana Pehlivanova Global Gas Consultant New York At current natural gas prices, North American LNG exports appear extremely attractive. The existence of an alternative market, however, and the size of the required investment add complexity to the prospect. Soaring demand The success of shale gas development has changed the face of North America's natural gas industry. From a market heading just 5 years ago towards increased dependency on imports, North America has been transformed into a booming production region now in search of new demand. A look abroad offers a promising picture: Natural gas demand is soaring in Asia, Latin America, and the Middle East. Much of this growth is being m...

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