Qatari LNG targets South Asia

The South Asian spot market is becoming attractive for Qatari LNG as demand for the fuel from Northeast Asia remains weak
By Abhishek Kumar 22 August 2016

Market impact:
Bearish on South Asian spot LNG prices

Weak demand in Northeast Asia is prompting Qatar to become more strategic with its LNG exports by boosting flows into the South Asian spot market. Qatar is also struggling to defend its market share in Asia amid tough competition from Australian LNG.

Qatar’s LNG exports to Asia have fared well despite the weakness in Northeast Asian demand. The country sent just over 30 mt of LNG to Asia in the first seven months of 2016, which...

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