Deregulation of Asia's LNG markets creating marketing uncertainties

06/19/2000
Asian LNG supply-demand, as typified by this LNG receiving terminal and storage facilities under construction for a group led by Enron Corp. at Dabhol, India, is in question as a result of a dramatic restructuring of buyers' markets in the region. Photo courtesy of Enron.Click here to enlarge imageA report by an influential Japanese think-tank has cast serious doubt on the stability of the future LNG supply-demand balance in Asia. The report, by the Institute of Energy Economics Japan (IEEJ), contends that, not only will LNG supply far exceed demand by 2010 but also that deregulation of natural gas and electric power utilities in Japan, South Korea, and Taiwan will lead to the emerg...
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