In an article for Energy Voice, Simon Redmond, commodities specialist at Standard & Poor’s Ratings Services, outlines the contours of today’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) market. Overall, he does not expect a material improvement in current declining markets conditions or LNG ‘spot’ price – the price of the moment – in the foreseeable future. He explains that a predicted surge in global supply, coupled with falling prices, could lead to reduced headroom in LNG projects’ financial profile – mainly because production costs are, for the most part, fixed. Importantly, this negative outlook could lead to rating downgrades for this historically stable sector over the coming year.
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