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Natural gas & LNG

Executive Summary October 2019

Regional analysis & forecasts
Market overview

Market developments

  • Northeast Asian spot LNG prices are forecast to rise to an average of $7/MMBtu in Q1 2020, up from around $5.7/MMBtu in October. Gains over the coming months will be driven by rising seasonal demand, but peak prices will be capped by ample supplies. 
  • European hub prices are forecast to rise during the peak of winter. However, gains are expected to be moderate. The NBP month-ahead price was around 42 p/th in mid-October and is forecast to rise to an average of 50.2 p/th in...