Smooth Sailing? LNG Tipping Points
By Andrew Pickford and Mark Stickells
Nations across the Indo-Pacific are increasing their energy demand and will import larger volumes of LNG. This trend is changing consumer-producer relations and will become a more important overlay to geopolitical calculations. LNG security issues are currently masked by oversupply of markets, this period will inevitably end. Furthermore, unforeseen LNG tipping points could radically alter the outlook. A deeper understanding of historical energy trends and earlier LNG tipping points can help inform the decision making of both LNG producer and consumer nations.
The following report was prepared by Andrew Pickford and Mark Stickells, Research Fellow and Senior Fellow at the Perth USAsia Centre under the Energy Security Program.