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Japan's pivotal role in the global LNG industry's 50-year history

King & Spalding LLP | Japan | August 4 2014

2014 marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project. During the intervening years, Japanese

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Prospects for development of an Asian LNG trading hub

King & Spalding LLP | Asia-Pacific | February 4 2014

The Asian market has traditionally been home to the world's largest LNG consumers, with Japan and Korea collectively consuming 52 of all LNG

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The top 10 questions facing the LNG industry in 2015

King & Spalding LLP | Global | February 3 2015

The only constant in the LNG industry again appears to be change - unpredictable change. The LNG supply and demand balance shifted in 2014 as LNG

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Natural gas imports into China prospects for growth

King & Spalding LLP | China | September 6 2014

According to BP's Energy Outlook 2035, China will become the world's largest energy importer by 2035, overtaking Europe in terms of its energy

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Asian gas market update

CMS Cameron McKenna | Asia-Pacific | April 16 2013

The European Parliament's promulgation of the first Gas Directive (Directive 9830CE) in 1998 heralded a new era for Europe's gas markets. The onset

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LNG: a world of changes

Baker Botts LLP | Global | June 10 2013

Albert Einstein once said that the reason for time is so that everything doesn't happen all at once. Yet that is almost what seems to be happening in

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New world LNG big opportunities in small-scale and bulk-break projects

Andrews Kurth LLP | United Kingdom | January 31 2014

Two increasingly important aspects of the LNG contracting world to note are LNG import projects deliberately structured to be of a much smaller scale

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Absent 'shocks,' Asia set to fuel LNG growth

Baker Botts LLP | Asia-Pacific | June 10 2013

The International Energy Agency expects global natural gas demand to grow at a rate of 1.6 p.a. Over the next 20 years. LNG demand is forecasted to

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10 keys to a successful LNG export project

King & Spalding LLP | Global | May 8 2015

With dozens of LNG export projects proposed around the globe in a low oil price environment, it is essential that project sponsors today consider

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Singapore as Asia's LNG hub: the road ahead

Jones Day | Asia-Pacific, Singapore | November 24 2014

In the last few months, there has been keen debate around Singapore’s vision and efforts to become Asia’s hub for trade in liquefied natural gas

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The state of the global LNG market

Baker Botts LLP | Global | November 20 2013

The LNG market for many years was characterised by point-to-point trade between receiving terminals and the liquefaction facilities dedicated to

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The LNG sale and purchase agreement

Holman Fenwick Willan LLP | Singapore | November 5 2014

Since the opening of Singapore's first Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) terminal in May 2013, the city state has been set to become a regional LNG hub

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Singapore: a global LNG trading hub?

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Singapore | January 29 2013

Singapore is positioning itself as the pre-eminent trading hub for Asia's evolving LNG market. Singapore's first LNG import terminal is scheduled to

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Europe faces change in LNG market

Baker Botts LLP | European Union | June 10 2013

European gas markets are changing rapidly. In the past five years, European gas markets have absorbed the effects of market liberalization through the

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The role of Brazil as an LNG hub for South America

Bird & Bird | Brazil | March 28 2014

Natural gas continues to gain momentum in South America as these countries seek greater flexibility and guarantee of supply in order to increase the

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Investing in the Australian petroleum industry

Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | July 1 2014

Australia has a strong and stable economy, based largely around traditional primary industries such as mineral and petroleum resources and

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Peeling back the layers of LNG development a primer on the regulatory framework for LNG projects in B.C.

McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | November 28 2013

In an increasingly competitive global market for natural gas, the race to export liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Asia is on. With LNG attracting a

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LNG: from niche fuel to regional commodity?

King & Spalding LLP | Global | June 1 2011

The LNG trade has existed for only fifty years and yet its supply has become crucial to many economies.

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NEB grants Kitimat lng project crucial export licence

Osler Hoskin & Harcourt LLP | Canada | October 14 2011

On October 13, 2011, the National Energy Board granted KM LNG Operating General Partnership an export licence for its proposed Kitimat LNG Project, an LNG export facility on the west coast of British Columbia.

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The Trans-Pacific Partnership Free Trade Agreement: reorienting trade in the global energy sector?

Herbert Smith Freehills LLP | Global | March 13 2014

The Trans-Pacific Partnership (the "TPP") is the major Free Trade Agreement currently being negotiated between the United States, Canada, Australia

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Oil prices: cause and effect

Clifford Chance LLP | Global | February 27 2015

The global price of oil had been relatively stable at about US$110 a barrel for the last 4-5 years. However, the increased shale oil production in the

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The evolving state of today's LNG spot market - "where we are and how we got there"

Reed Smith LLP | Global | November 14 2011

The evolution of the global LNG market continues apace, influenced at a macro level most recently by the need for ever greater quantities of LNG in a post-tsunami, nuclear-power-short Japan, faced with massive reconstruction-related energy requirements.

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LNG facilities under development in BC

Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | June 3 2013

Canada is a relative newcomer in the global market for liquefied natural gas (LNG). Currently, natural gas prices in North American markets are

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Energy Union - impact on gas

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | European Union | March 13 2015

The Energy Union as currently proposed has a strong focus on natural gas and will impact the gas sector in a number of ways. The EU has

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What are Chile’s options for meeting its rising demand for energy?

King & Spalding LLP | Chile | November 10 2011

Driven by trade liberalization and integration into the global economy, Chile has had one of the fastest-growing economies in Latin America over the past twenty years.

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Investing in the Australian petroleum industry

Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | September 13 2013

The Australian resources sector is moving into a new era, with the future of the industry marked by major emerging opportunities in the petroleum

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Investing in the Australian petroleum industry

Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | December 2 2013

The Australian resources sector is moving into a new era, with the future of the industry marked by major emerging opportunities in the petroleum

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Fuelling the future: energy outlook for Asia Pacific

Norton Rose Fulbright LLP | Asia-Pacific | November 13 2014

The global energy sector’s sheer scale, complex geo-politics and technology, and the value and long-term nature of investments require the industry

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BC unveils the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act - significant issues and uncertainty

Stikeman Elliott LLP | Canada | November 6 2014

On October 21, 2014, the Liquefied Natural Gas Income Tax Act (the "Bill") was introduced into British Columbia's Legislative Assembly. The Bill

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Federal government announces approval of four long-term LNG export licences

McCarthy Tétrault LLP | Canada | March 27 2014

On March 26, 2014, the Government of Canada approved four long-term liquefied natural gas (LNG) export licences for Pacific NorthWest LNG, Prince

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The Canadian LNG projects revolution

Latham & Watkins LLP | Canada | September 18 2014

Canada's liquefied natural gas (LNG) market is at something of a turning point. With expanding shale reserves, an amenable regulatory environment and

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Financing Australia’s shale gas revolution

Corrs Chambers Westgarth | Australia | April 12 2013

Will shale gas be the "game changer" for world energy markets that many analysts predict? It's certainly a revolution in the US with 20 of the

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China's LNG development strategy enters 12th five-year plan

Blake Cassels & Graydon LLP | Canada, China | October 16 2013

With exports to the U.S. declining, Canada's natural gas industry is actively exploring new markets for production, including the export of liquefied

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