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Cheap US LNG just a mirage argues Tri-Zen

Asian-based gas specialists at Tri-Zen say potentially cheaper prices could lead to a supply shortfall

The notion of cheap liquefied natural gas (LNG) supplies from the US could be nothing more than a mirage. But the prospect of cheaper supplies has left buyers hesitating to make long-term commitments thereby creating a potential supply shortfall in 2020.  The conclusions – drawn by Asian-based gas specialists at Tri-Zen in their latest market perspective - arguably make a lot of sense. Fewer long-term supply deals were fixed last year as customers hesitated, seemingly overwhelmed by too many competing projects and the continued quest for “cheap LNG”. The perception of inexpensive LNG supplies coming to market was sparked just over two years ago when BG struck the first deal to buy gas from

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