Uncontracted demand by the world’s seven largest LNG buyers could quadruple to 80 mtpa by 2030. Uncontracted demand by the world’s seven largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) buyers could increase four-fold to 80 million tonnes per annum (mtpa) by 2030, according to Wood Mackenzie. “As China pushes on towards a lower-emission economy, its demand for gas and LNG has grown significantly and we expect the trend to continue in the longer term,” Nicholas Browne, research director with Wood Mackenzie, said in a written statement emailed to Rigzone. “Other traditional major buyers, on the other hand, are facing legacy contract expiries and will be on the hunt for a mix of contracts to lower average costs and security in supply sources.” Wood Mackenzie pointed out that the world’s top seven LNG buyers – accounting for more than one-half of the global LNG market – include: CNOOC CPC JERA KOGAS PetroChina […]

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