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LNG power play

Weak prices are an opportunity for LNG-to-power developers. But projects need the right partners and location to succeed

It's no secret that a global liquefied natural gas glut has pressured prices from Europe to Southeast Asia. LNG imports into Japan now cost buyers just $8 per million British thermal units—less than half the price two and a half years ago. Europeans are importing LNG for even less, for around $5-6/m Btu. Faced with saturated gas markets and persistently low prices, both power buyers and gas producers spy an opportunity to develop LNG-to-power projects. These projects typically consist of an LNG import terminal to receive, store and regasify the LNG, and a connected gas-fired power plant to burn the fuel to produce electricity. Several LNG-to-power projects are under development or recentl

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