Is global gas price convergence here to stay?

By Mitun Patel 15 August 2016 11:18 GMT
There has been a recent price convergence between European gas and Asian LNG. (Shell) There has been a recent price convergence between European gas and Asian LNG. (Shell)

Over the last seven years we have seen some significant changes in the global gas market that have continued to redefine how we perceive the sector. The international gas industry is still relatively immature, as evidenced by its rapidly evolving nature, but it may now have reached a stage of development sufficient to provide more stability for prices for the foreseeable future.

The extent of gas market liberalisation in different countries – and with it variations in how gas prices are derived – has led to periods of significantly different prices across major gas and LNG markets around the world.