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2017 LNG Demand: China and Europe drive growth

As 2018 dawns and the LNG world turns its attention to the supposed short-term supply glut, it is useful to pause and look back on what happened to LNG demand in 2017. Using provisional figures for full-year imports, Gas Strategies has compiled a summary of market movements.

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Rebels without a clause? Japan challenges LNG destination restrictions.

The publication last month of the Japan Fair Trade Commission's investigation into destination restrictions in LNG contracts has attracted a lot of press attention, and has been billed as a move that will lead to more liquid traded LNG markets. The big law firms have also rushed to put out their own, very useful, legal interpretations of the JFTC report. But we haven't seen much real analysis of what the practical implications may be.

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