Supply & Demand

LNG in the thick of US-China trade war

The commercial landscape for US LNG is set to become even more challenging as the Sino-US trade war intensifies The commercial landscape for US LNG is set to become even more challenging as the Sino-US trade war intensifies
By Abhishek Kumar 7 August 2018 0 32037
Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG plant Cheniere Energy's Sabine Pass LNG plant. (Cheniere)

Directional impact on forecast:
Downbeat on US LNG exports

China’s explicit mention of LNG in its proposed list of goods imported from the United States that will be subject to additional tariffs is a sign the trade war between the two countries is set to worsen. The brinkmanship between Beijing and Washington could severely dent the appeal of US LNG in one of the most prospective Asian markets. Meanwhile, there is a real risk of knock-on effects in other financial markets such as...