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Has the LNG tanker turned?

Has the LNG tanker turned?

In early 2017, we asked whether liquefied natural gas (LNG) might be the energy market’s next bubble. We weren’t alone. Analysts at HSBC predicted demand for the super-cooled, easily-transported hydrocarbon would fail to absorb the scale of new output sanctioned in the first half of the decade. In a broadly held view, the bank warned of "a period of significant oversupply in the global LNG market that could persist into the beginning of the next decade".

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