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23 July 2018

The LNG trading interview: Owain Johnson, managing director of energy research, CME Group

LNG spot trading is seeing moderate growth, but a new futures contract under development by the world’s largest exchange conglomerate CME Group could prove a major leap forward in its evolution. Announcing the new contract on 10 July, CME Group said it would be deliverable to Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction plant.

In this interview, LNG Business Review speaks to Owain Johnson, managing director of energy research at CME Group, about the genesis of US Gulf Coast LNG futures, the new “ecosystem” of trading that might spring up around Henry Hub and how exchanges can help to further commoditise LNG.

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