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Global and Renewable Gas Supply, Demand and Pricing Outlooks

Long-term supply, demand, and pricing perspectives on the world’s global gas and LNG markets.

Global Gas and LNG Markets

Stakeholders across the gas value chain need to monitor and react to short-term market trends while positioning for the long run. IHS Markit provides current gas market fundamentals as well global gas supply, demand, and pricing outlooks to 2050 across six regions: North America, Europe, Greater China, Latin America, South and Southeast Asia, Russia, and the Caspian region.

Our services deliver unmatched insights for users requiring a detailed and sophisticated approach to the global gas and LNG industry. Find macro-level, short and long-term LNG supply, demand, and price forecasts for global and regional markets 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 platform to track LNG companies, prices, contracts, shipments, traded volumes, and cross-border pipeline flows.

Key benefits:

  • Support long-term investments in exploration and production, midstream LNG and trading assets, and sales agreements
  • Gain superior insights through integrated expertise across the LNG value chain
  • Exchange views with key industry stakeholders through member-only events
  • Enjoy access to global LNG and regional gas experts

Renewable Gas Markets

Hydrogen can be used as fuel in the transport sector, or heat generation in industrial, residential, and commercial sectors, as well as power generation. Currently it is neither as cheap and convenient as coal or natural gas nor as versatile as electricity. Hydrogen is an energy carrier, not an energy source; it needs energy from other sources to produce it. Hydrogen production typically comes from unabated hydrocarbons, but deployment of carbon capture and storage and water electrolysis to produce hydrogen from renewables could create an economic, low-carbon option in the future.

Available as part of the Global Clean Energy Technology service, the Hydrogen and Renewable Gas Forum provides end-to-end coverage of the global hydrogen value chain. The analysis is undertaken at a regional level, with reports and models for all the main consuming and producing regions. The goal of the forum is to produce an objective and balanced assessment of the prospects for hydrogen and renewable gas as part of future energy use. 

Clients receive a continuous cycle of data and analytics-driven research covering:

  • Policy, technology, market issues, and drivers
  • Capex, opex, and input energy prices for hydrogen production cost for key technologies
  • Capex and opex for hydrogen transportation and storage options by benchmark volume and distance
  • Full energy balance for benchmark years 2020, 2025, 2030, 2040, and 2050
  • Plausible demand and supply for hydrogen and renewable gas for these benchmark years
  • Corporate strategies and business models for deployment
  • Emerging trends: drivers and implications on the outlooks
  • Excel models for levelized cost of hydrogen and renewable gas production and automotive fuel cell cost outlooks
  • Global database of power to X projects
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Who uses Global Gas Supply, Demand and Pricing Outlooks? How?
  • Utilities
  • Developer/independent power producers
  • Engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) firms
  • Integrated oil and gas companies
  • Natural gas E&P companies
  • Oil and gas storage and transportation firms
  • Midstream companies
  • Oil and gas equipment and services firms
  • LNG shipping companies
  • Government agencies
  • Finance industry
  • Strategic/corporate planning
  • Portfolio planning
  • Forecasting and market analysis
  • Business development
  • Marketing/sales
  • Distribution and storage

Experts

Shankari Srinivasan

Shankari has specific expertise in global gas market fundamentals analysis, price forecasting, company strategy and scenario planning. She has authored numerous reports. Prior to joining S&P Global Commodity Insights, Shankari 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 S&P Global Commodity Insights. She has also assessed the European and Russian gas markets with the International Energy Agency.Shankari 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

Michael is Global Gas Strategy Lead and Special Advisor with S&P Global Commodity Insights. He is a member of the S&P Global Commodity Insights Leadership Team and also sits on the Gas, Power, and Climate Solutions management team. Previously he spent a decade as Chief Strategist Global Gas at IHS Markit (now part of S&P Global), and Vice Chairman CERAWeek, the world's premier annual energy conference. Prior to that, he led the global gas team at IHS Markit CERA.Michael is a specialist in the international gas business of 30 years standing. He set up the research and consulting business of liquefied natural gas (LNG) within IHS Markit CERA and is now responsible for the development and coordination of S&P Global's global and interregional coverage of pipeline gas markets and LNG. His expertise also includes long-term scenario planning and European energy policy. Michael has advised some of the world's largest LNG projects across continents. He is also a regular speaker at major conferences including ADIPEC, the ATCE, CERAWeek, GasTech, SPIEF, and the World Gas Conference.Before joining IHS Markit, Michael was a research fellow at the Oxford Institute for Energy Studies (OIES) where he set up the gas programme. In addition, Michael has 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.He is the author of numerous IHS Markit reports, including "Two Visions of the Future of LNG," "European Natural Gas: The New Configuration," "Six Numbers to Change the Energy Future," and "The New Map of Global Gas."In 2021, Michael co-led "A Sustainable Flame: the Role of Gas in Net Zero," a cross-industry research programme supported by over 30 leading corporates.Michael holds an honors degree from the University of York.

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James Taverner

James, Research and Analysis Director, S&P Global Commodity Insights, specializes in global gas and LNG markets, with a particular focus on Northeast Asia (Japan, South Korea, and China). His expertise includes quantitative analysis and model building of supply, demand, and price fundamentals; analysis of government policy and regulation; and gas market development. James was the project manager and lead researcher for the major S&P Global Multiclient Study "The New Map of Global Gas," an in-depth analysis of the potential impact of unconventional gas on supply, demand, trade, and price in the global market. He has contributed to numerous other studies, including "Global Gas Reset," "LNG in Transportation: Challenging Oil's Grip," and "Solving the Tangram: China Regional Gas and Power Scenarios." He is based in London and has previously worked in the S&P Global offices in Paris, Beijing, and Tokyo, where we worked with local clients and international companies targeting those markets.James holds a Master of Arts from Cambridge University, United Kingdom.

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Catherine Robinson

Catherine has worked on numerous tailored consulting assignments for international oil companies, European utilities, and financial institutions, providing strategic advice and recommendations at the board and senior executive level. She specializes in market fundamentals, hedging, and risk management. Catherine is the author of numerous reports, which include analyses of the evolution of the European gas and power market and the implications for the strategy of market players; Europe's energy transition; and short- and long-term energy market fundamentals, among other research topics. She was the research lead for a number of Multiclient Studies looking at the long-term future of the European energy systems, including 'Strategies for a Lean Europe: Meeting the Energy Efficiency Challenge,' 'Beyond the flame: The transformation of Europe's heat sector,' and 'Steady at 50: Balancing Europe's power grid,' a study of European ancillary service markets. Before joining S&P Global, Catherine held posts at Centrica and in HSBC's Capital Markets division.She holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Glasgow and a Master of Science from the University of London, both in the United Kingdom.

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Matthew Piatek

Matthew is a director with the Gas, Power & Climate Solutions team within S&P Global Commodity Insights. He has more than 15 years of progressive experience across the energy value chain and covers North American regional natural gas dynamics, in addition to helping shape the overall market view. Topics of recent reports focus on the evolution of the natural gas landscape, including the critical role of infrastructure and shifting price relationships. Projects have included modeling cash flows from proposed infrastructure investments; generation portfolio assessment; gas procurement strategies; due diligence for power and LNG facilities; and pipeline competitiveness.Matthew has breadth and depth of knowledge across the energy value chain and has held posts covering fundamental and quantitative research, energy trading analytics, trade control, risk management, and business development. His expertise includes infrastructure, trading operations, storage and transportation optimization, hedging and procurement, market fundamentals, modeling, strategy, and risk management processes.Prior to joining S&P Global, Matthew held various positions with Superior Plus, BP, and Union Gas (Enbridge). He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Windsor (Windsor, Ontario), dual MBA degrees from Cornell University (Ithaca, New York) and Queen's University (Kingston, Ontario), earned with distinction, and a Master of Management Analytics (MMA) from Queen's University.

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Sylvain Cognet-Dauphin

Sylvain is responsible for the fundamental analysis of power markets across Europe to support asset valuation, retainer services, and Multiclient Studies. He also supervises the European long-term energy demand analysis. Prior to joining S&P Global Commodity Insights, Sylvain was chief analyst at ENGIE's Center of Expertise in Economic and Modeling Studies, where he managed a team of consultants in charge of energy demand assessments, French energy policy and regulation, and operational optimization and analytics studies.He also directed long-term power and gas market assessment for France, Turkey, and African countries. Before ENGIE, Sylvain was senior principal researcher at S&P Global Commodity Insights, where he contributed to consulting assignments related to power and gas markets in the Middle East, North Africa, and Wider Europe.Sylvain holds a master's degree from Ecole de Mines de Paris, France, and attended corporate finance executive education programs at the London Business School, United Kingdom.

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Terrell Benke

Terrell 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 S&P Global Commodity Insights LNG and LNG Analytics retainers. Previously, she managed the gas subscriptions practice at PFC Energy (now S&P Global ) for eight years. Earlier in her career, Terrell 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.Terrell 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

Gautam 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.Gautam 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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Matthew Palmer

Matthew is an expert at developing fundamentals-based supply, demand, and price forecasts and an understanding of the associated risks. He has developed a wide range of analytical models and tools to assess markets, has prepared presentations, and has written reports on the natural gas, electric power, and oil markets. This includes broad industry outlooks, regional analyses, and granular market assessments. He has a deep understanding of oil and gas infrastructure, regional supply and demand, and locational price differentials across the United States and Canada.Before joining S&P Global, he was director of fundamentals at Encana, where he was responsible for natural gas and power market fundamentals analysis and oversaw Encana's risk management activities for natural gas. Matthew began his career with S&P Global, where he led the development of natural gas demand forecasts, researched the relationship between oil and natural gas prices, and followed the western North American regional gas market. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Science and a Master of Science from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, United States.

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Jack Weixel

Jack is a Senior Director with S&P Global Commodity Insights and plays a key role in product development and client support focused on modeling real-time, short-term and long-term forecasts of natural gas supply, demand and storage. He comes to S&P Global from OPIS where he helped build that company's first ever natural gas fundamentals service, the PointLogic Energy Suite. Prior to joining OPIS and S&P Global, Jack was a director for Bentek Energy, managing its North American Natural Gas, European Gas, and GIS business units in addition to serving on the company's Senior Leadership Team. He previously led the company's Client Services division along with the company's Midcontinent and Canadian natural gas desks. Before joining Bentek in 2006, Jack spent seven years as a senior energy regulatory consultant for the EOP Group, Inc. in Washington, DC after working in the U.S. Senate.Jack holds a Master in Business Administration from George Washington University and a degree in Finance from Emory University in Atlanta, GA. He also serves on the board of directors for Energy Outreach Colorado and Denver CASA.

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Alun Davies

Alun is a Specialist in European gas and power markets, with over a decade of experience in the energy sector.Alun also plays a significant role in the development of the long term energy balance outlooks for Europe. His expertise includes price forecasting, market strategy, fundamentals analysis, and European gas market design and operation. Alun has authored or co-authored research reports on a variety of topics within the European Energy and Global gas space. These cover a variety of topics including European gas pricing and risk management, gas supply and infrastructure, and gas demand in the context of fuel switching in the power sector.Prior to joining S&P Global, Alun worked for six years at a major UK gas and power utility in a variety of roles, including long-term strategy, power modeling, trading, and trade strategy. He also has R&D experience working for a major global pharmaceutical company.Alun holds a Masters degree in Chemistry from the University of Oxford.

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Jenny Nguyen Yang

Based in Singapore, Jenny focuses on China's gas and power market fundamentals and policy analysis. Her recent research includes Chinese energy market reforms, small-scale LNG, coal-based synthetic natural gas, gas demand potential from the transport and power generation sectors, Chinese companies' LNG procurement strategies, and the impacts of Chinese gas demand and related policies on the global gas and LNG market. She also has extensive knowledge of electricity load forecast and peak demand management, pricing and structuring of electricity products, power retail operations, and electricity market deregulation. Prior to joining S&P Global, Jenny was vice president of pricing, products, and markets at Constellation NewEnergy, Inc. in Houston, Texas. Earlier, she was a quantitative analyst at Williams Companies, where she produced forward-looking price and volatility curves for energy-related trading commodities.Jenny holds both a Bachelor of Business and Administration and a Master of Business and Administration from the University of Oklahoma, United States.

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Anna Galtsova

Anna focuses on the analysis of broad trends and issues in the energy sector of former Soviet Union countries as well as project economics. She has participated in a number of strategy planning projects for the Ministry of Energy and Natural Resources of Ukraine and Ministry of Finance in Ukraine and also for Russian and international oil and gas majors as well as for the Ministry of Energy of the Russian Federation. She is the author of numerous strategic publications on Eurasian gas industry fundamentals analysis and long-term forecasting, including supply, demand, exports (pipeline, LNG), and regulation. Anna regularly takes part in IHS Markit(Now a part of S&P Global) Energy Briefings and CERAWeek. She is also regularly invited as a speaker at key industry events, including the National Oil and Gas Forum, International Forum Energy Security and Development Prospects, Astana Economic Forum, Moscow International Oil and Gas Exhibition, LNG Congress, and other events in Europe and Asia. Prior to joining S&P Global, Anna was an equity analyst at Russian investment bank Renaissance Capital, where she covered the oil sector in Central Asia. She also worked at the Russian consulting company ERTA Analytical Group, where she conducted in-depth analysis of the Russian gas market, including asset valuation, supply/demand forecast modeling, pricing outlooks, transportation issues, and market rules and regulation.Anna holds a degree from Moscow State Linguistic University and a certificate in financial analysis and portfolio management from the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Russia.

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Zhi Xin Chong

Zhi Xin leads the S&P Global Commodity Insights emerging Asia market team covering natural gas and LNG in South and Southeast Asia. His focus is on understanding supply, demand, and pricing outlooks. A recognized LNG expert, Zhi Xin has spoken at numerous conferences and his views are routinely sought by major media publications. Prior to joining S&P Global Commodity Insights, he was a principal analyst at Wood Mackenzie. He also previously worked as a policy analyst at the Energy Market Authority of Singapore. Zhi Xin has been featured as the anchor speaker for the CNBC Special Report Sustainable Energy.Zhi Xin holds a Bachelor of Business Management (cum laude) from the Singapore Management University.

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