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LNG Market Outlook

Information, analytics and expertise on the full LNG value chain

Our LNG products and services deliver a 360-degree view of the LNG industry. Find short and long-term supply, demand and price forecasts for the LNG market – both globally and regionally – as well as detailed information on LNG assets, pricing and contracts. Keep pace with liquefaction projects, LNG importers and regasification. Learn about the main LNG players in this space and understand their strategies. Visualize LNG trade patterns, underpinned by the most accurate LNG cargo data available. 

Complement these resources with our LNG Analytics tool to support your strategic planning needs and streamline your workflows.

Key benefits:

  • Gain superior insights through integrated expertise across the LNG value chain
  • Base your business decisions on the most accurate, current data available
  • Exchange views with key industry stakeholders through member-only events
  • Enjoy access to global LNG and regional gas experts
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What’s Included

LNG Global Perspectives
  • Market briefing: Comprehensive, integrated analysis of key forecast drivers for global LNG demand, supply, trade and pricing with forecast to 2020 for global balances
  • Short-term tracker: Data and graphs on recent LNG import/export volumes, key contracts, milestones
  • Global/regional trends: Strategic research on LNG macro drivers
  • Scenarios: Demand and liquefaction capacity forecasts to 2040 for three possible global energy scenarios, updated annually
  • Strategic reports: In-depth research on topics that will set the stage for future LNG strategy

Global LNG exports by country vs. total capacity, 2000-2040

LNG Assets and Markets
  • Frequently updated data: LNG assets, contracts and pricing
  • Liquefaction: Granular liquefaction project profiles of existing and proposed projects, updated 2–3 times per year; Global outlook on key contracts and engineering milestones
  • Imports: Detailed importer country profiles, highlighting LNG demand drivers; Annual LNG supply/demand gap by country
  • Regasification: Annual country regasification outlooks with key investment driver focus; Biannual floating regasification outlook
  • LNG Shipping Report: Quarterly analysis of market conditions
  • Insight: Event and data-driven memos on micro trends

Eastern Russia Liquefaction Project Map, 2018

LNG Company Strategy
  • Company LNG strategy analysis: Critical insights for users who require a more detailed and sophisticated approach to industry buyers, sellers, partners and competitors
  • Strategy assessment: Reviews of corporate, regional and operational strategies and examinations of investment activity along the value chain and in different regions
  • Data sheet: Company data on operations throughout the value chain
  • Strategic reports and memos: Analysis of key gas trends and how they influence companies

PETRONAS LNG sample company profile

LNG Trading
  • Voyage-specific commercial data: Continually updated voyage records with spot shipment identification, buyer/seller, charter information and pricing
  • LNG imports and exports: Monthly import and reexport volumes by importing country/terminal and exporting country; LNG cross-border pipeline flows
  • Outlooks: 40-day import forecasts; 10-year history
  • Alerts: Port-specific notifications of new shipments and marketplace activity alerts
  • Expert analysis: Timely identification of emerging trends in data and commercial intelligence
  • Regional trends: Biweekly, and quarterly regional analysis (Americas, Europe, Asia Pacific/Middle East) plus an annual report on global trade
  • LNG production tracker: Monthly LNG production by country versus nameplate capacity; Liquefaction plant status

Asia and Middle East LNG data, imports by destination, 2017-2018

LNG 2018 webinar series

Sample topics:

  • Japan and South Korea: LNG demand outlook
  • LNG Bunkering in Asia
  • Global LNG—A play in two acts
  • China’s LNG import outlook
  • Trends affecting LNG imports in Latin America
  • The Next Wave of US LNG
  • A discussion of the key drivers and uncertainties around the future evolution of the LNG market

Recent Insights


Shankari Srinivasan

Ms. Srinivasan has specific expertise in global gas market fundamentals analysis, price forecasting, company strategy and scenario planning. She has authored numerous reports. Prior to joining IHS Markit, Ms. Srinivasan was Head of Energy Fundamentals at Centrica in the United Kingdom. She has covered the European gas market for many years and authored a number of reports as researcher and then leader of the European gas practice at CERA, which is now part of IHS Markit. She has also assessed the European and Russian gas markets with the International Energy Agency. Ms. Srinivasan previously worked at a New York brokerage firm as a corporate equity analyst. She holds three degrees from US Universities, a Bachelor of Arts from Brown University, a Master of Science from New York University, and a Master of Science from University of Pennsylvania. She also holds an Executive MBA from Cranfield University, United Kingdom.

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Michael Stoppard

Mr. Stoppard is responsible for the development and coordination of IHS Markit's global and interregional coverage of pipeline gas markets and LNG. His expertise also includes long-term scenario planning and the role of natural gas in the Energy Transition. Mr Stoppard has advised some of the world's largest LNG projects across continents. He is a regular speaker and moderator at major C-suite conferences including ADIPEC, the ATCE, CERAWeek, GasTech, SPIEF, and the World Gas Conference. He is the author of numerous IHS Markit reports, including "Two Visions of the Future of LNG," "European Natural Gas: The New Configuration, and "The New Map of Global Gas." He is co-author of the landmark paper "Exploring the Efficient Frontier: A Global Perspective on the Gas & Renewables Partnership". Previously he led the global gas team at IHS Markit CERA (now part of IHS Markit), where he set up the research and consulting business of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Earlier, he had been a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) where he led the gas program. In addition, he served as a parliamentary special advisor for the House of Commons Trade and Industry Select Committee in the United Kingdom, and as a consultant to the World Bank. Mr. Stoppard holds an honors degree from the University of York, United Kingdom.

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Terrell Benke

Ms. Benke's expertise includes competitive strategy analysis of the major players in the global gas industry, with emphasis on risk analysis of the LNG value chain, value chain modeling, and supply-side fundamentals. Her responsibilities include management oversight of the IHS Markit LNG and LNG Analytics retainers. Previously, she managed the gas subscriptions practice at PFC Energy (now IHS Markit) for eight years. Earlier in her career, Ms. Benke worked in various capacities in the energy industry, including developing analytic, strategic, and commercial expertise in LNG at Chevron and El Paso Corporation. While at Enron and Resources for the Future, she held commercial and analytic roles in the deregulating electricity business. Ms. Benke holds a Bachelor of Arts with distinction from the University of Virginia, United States, and an MBA with honors in finance from the University of Chicago, United States.

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Gautam Sudhakar

Mr. Sudhakar leads development of analytics platforms for the gas and LNG research practices, and he is an expert in short- and long-term LNG market fundamentals. He also specializes in gas and LNG company strategy analysis and has authored numerous reports on global supply and demand outlooks, LNG trade evolution, project economics, and contracting patterns. Mr. Sudhakar holds a Bachelor of Science in foreign service from Georgetown University and a master's degree in economics from The Johns Hopkins University, United States.

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