LNG SHIPPING IN THE EIGHTIES
Two trends discernable today suggest that LNG could be one of the most dynamic sectors of the shipping market during the 1980s. Firstly, the availability of crude oil is becoming increasingly limited and oil importers appear likely to turn to other marginal sources of primary energy, with supply availability being a more important consideration than cost. Secondly, oil exporting countries are becoming increasingly reluctant to flare associated gas, implying that LNG availability could increase substantially. These factors could generate boom conditions for LNG shipping, but proponents of LNG have been predicting a dramatic upsurge in trade for some time past. This upsurge has not yet materialised. Rather than accepting that the boom is now upon us, it is necessary to compare and contrast the possible future demand for and the supply of LNG ships. Study 82 will estimate the likely future demand for LNG carriers by means of a project-by-project, route-by-route analysis of planned and potential LNG projects. The level of shipping demand likely to be generated by the indicated trades will then be contrasted to the existing and scheduled supply of LNG carriers to highlight possible market imbalances and to identify the date of market equilibrium under various demand assumptions. As well as serving as a reference document, this report will provide an independent assessment of the growth prospects for LNG shipping.
- From Shipping Studies 1980.
HPD Shipping Publications34 Brook Street, Mayfair
London W1Y 2LL, England
- Publication Date: 1980
- Pagination: n.p.
- TRT Terms: Demand; Freight transportation; Liquefied gases; Liquefied natural gas; Market assessment; Shipping; Supply; Tankers; Trade
- Old TRIS Terms: Lng demand; Lng supply; Lng trade; Lng transportation; Shipping trends; Trade analysis
- Subject Areas: Economics; Freight Transportation; Marine Transportation;
- Accession Number: 00330457
- Record Type: Publication
- Report/Paper Numbers: No. 82
- Files: TRIS
- Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM