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Liquefied Natural Gas Outlook: Expectations and Reality
World market has shown interest to liquefied gas in the past several years. Production technologies are being improved, which leads to cheaper costs, including LNG transportation costs. Liquefied gas is becoming a real competitor for pipeline gas. Demand for LNG is growing as offshore gas production is speeding up and the distance from extraction sites to end consumer markets is increasing. Many talk of a fundamentally new page in the history of gas industry development.
Russia has so far been aside of the global trend. Traditionally we have relied on pipeline exports, therefore LNG has been a wonder for Russia for a long time. One of the reasons is technological backwardness. Russia is the largest exporter of natural gas but still does not have own liquefying facilities. This cramps its role in the world gas market that is currently dominated by Europe and former Soviet republics.
However, right now we are witnessing attempts to catch up with the global trend. Producers have announced several large LNG projects. But what are their real abilities? The new study by the National Energy Security Fund will help interested readers investigate this delicate subject and understand what is in store for LNG production and export in the nearest years.
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