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Yet the supply-demand balance remains uncertain

Yet the supply-demand balance remains uncertain

The combination of new technologies, new markets and oversupply is overturning old uncertainties in the LNG business.

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The combination of new technologies, new markets and oversupply is overturning old uncertainties in the LNG business. Incumbent suppliers and buyers need to develop very different business models from their traditional approaches. But the supply-demand balance could tighten faster than some expect with uncertain political, economic or environmental developments — demanding robust, flexible portfolios.

Supply and demand

The current unsettled global situation offers a number of uncertainties — economic, political and environmental — that could tighten the LNG market faster than anticipated (see chart below). This will not derail the reshaping of the LNG industry, but will affect the form and speed of the transition. Business models and the portfolios of buyers, traders and suppliers need to be robust to anticipate and respond to such eventualities.

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