The future is gas. Actually, that's not true. It's liquid, or liquefied natural gas (LNG), to give the proper term for the easily-transported, supercooled hydrocarbon at the centre of the steep rise in gas consumption forecast for the coming decades. Investors in Royal Dutch Shell (RDSB) will be familiar with this outlook. After all, one of the two big reasons London's largest listed company decided to buy BG in 2015 was to land a prized stake in an LNG portfolio in Australia, a country widely tipped to supplant Qatar as the world's largest exporter of liquefied gas in the next couple of years.
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