LNG

Extensive Experience of the LNG Supply Chain

The LNG (liquefied natural gas) industry is growing and changing round the world. With new LNG supplies emerging in Asia-Pacific, North America and potentially East Africa, new LNG markets developing across the globe, the rise of floating regasification and more recently liquefaction technology, changing LNG contractual and commercial structures, the growth of LNG as a transport fuel, and the emergence of virtual pipelines and other innovative LNG-based off-grid solutions.

MJMEnergy has extensive experience of all elements of the LNG supply chain including production, liquefaction, shipping, contracting and trading, regasification, and alternative delivery models, as well as wider regulatory, political and commercial issues with LNG imports and exports.

Consultancy Projects:

The following titles are examples of some of the energy consultancy projects that we have carried out in this area of expertise. (Clicking the title will provide more information.)

  • Pakistan Provision of Advice for the Purchase of RLNG/LNG
  • Pakistan Provision of Advice for the Purchase of RLNG/LNG

    MJMEnergy, working in in conjunction with QED advised SSGC and SNGC in respect of the procurement of RLNG and/or LNG. In particular, the development and management of an international tender process for the selection of RLNG/LNG suppliers and the negotiation of supply agreements.

    MJMEnergy provided technical support (with specific responsibility for gas transmission), review and comments on tender documents, and review of gas transmission connections, metering and technical standards.

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  • Myanmar LNG Import Project
  • Myanmar LNG Import Project

    In order to meet the shortfall between gas supply and demand in Myanmar, the Myanmar Oil and Gas Enterprise (MOGE), considered a number of possible options for sites to facilitate LNG imports. MJMEnergy in conjunction with PEC, ECA, Drennan Marine and DCMetocean, led the project team that examined three possible LNG sites in Myanmar.

    In addition the Project Team developed a site prioritisation tool and reviewed the possibility of gas swaps. The work was sponsored by the World Bank on behalf of MOGE.

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  • Thailand LNG Terminal User Agreement Drafting and Benchmarking Study
  • Thailand LNG Terminal User Agreement Drafting and Benchmarking Study

    MJMEnergy, in conjunction with Gas Strategies, assisted PTT in drafting an LNG terminal user agreement to facilitate third party access to the Map Ta Phut LNG terminal.

    In addition MJMEnergy undertook a benchmarking study of LNG terminal tariffs together with capital construction cost of facilities, operating costs and local regulatory regimes.

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  • Drafting Heads of Terms for Canadian LNG facility
  • Drafting Heads of Terms for Canadian LNG facility

    MJMEnergy, in conjunction with Gas Strategies, developed heads of terms and draft Terminal User Agreement for a Canadian LNG import facility.

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  • Pakistan LNG Import Fast Track Project
  • Pakistan LNG Import Fast Track Project

    The purpose of this project was to provide support to SSGC and the Government of Pakistan (MPNR) in order to facilitate the importation of LNG into Pakistan. This involved writing the original tender, reviewing the bids and supporting the GOP in the technical and commercial negotiations.

    MJMEnergy were technical and commercial advisors, working alongside QED.

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  • Europe Retail LNG Market Study
  • Europe Retail LNG Market Study

    MJMEnergy provided a European energy major with a competition analysis for the developing retail LNG market in Europe. The study provided an overview of companies actively seeking to develop the LNG market for transportation and offgrid supply, identifying each company’s activities, organization and plans in the sector.

    The areas covered included road transport and offgrid gas consumers in the Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK, marine shipping in the Baltic, North Sea and English Channel, and inland waterway transport on the major West European waterways.

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  • Europe Off-grid LNG Market Study
  • Europe Off-grid LNG Market Study

    MJMEnergy undertook a market study for a major European energy player looking at the companies seeking to develop the LNG market for road transportation and off-grid gas in Belgium, Netherlands, Norway, Spain, Sweden and the UK, as well marine shipping in the Baltic, North Sea and English Channel, and inland waterway transport on the major West European waterways in Belgium and the Netherlands.

    The completed project included a final report and workshop reviewing opportunities, risks and competitors for the client.

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  • UK LNG Market Entry and UNC Accession Study
  • UK LNG Market Entry and UNC Accession Study

    MJMEnergy provided an industrial gases business with a UK gas market entry study, considering the practicalities of sourcing LNG within the UK in order to supply the LNG road transport market. A key part of the study included advice on the cost, benefits and process of becoming UK gas shipper and acceding to the Uniform Network Code.

    The analysis included estimates of gas supply costs from a range of sources, including peak-shaving LNG and imported LNG.

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  • Mediterranean LNG Market Analysis
  • Mediterranean LNG Market Analysis

    Working for an Asian energy producer, MJMEnergy provided a potential markets study for LNG from the Levant Basin. The study included supply/demand and infrastructure forecasts over the period 2017 to 2040 for key potential markets around the Mediterranean, and an assessment of likely pricing dynamics, as well as discussion of the key price drivers.

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  • Ghana LNG Project
  • Ghana LNG Project

    MJMEnergy in conjunction with an international energy consultancy provided support to VRA in Ghana in relation to developing LNG imports via an FSRU. Whilst Ghana does obtain a large amount of its power from large hydroelectric projects, during periods of drought the shortfall is currently made up by diesel-fired power generation. This is neither very efficient nor environmentally friendly, therefore the purpose of this project was to provide an alternative source of fuel to diesel when required by the power generators.

    Areas covered during the project included the following:

    • Development of tender documentation - in order to develop this project the VRA would need to tender for the FSRU and associated LNG supplies from the international market. The purpose of this tender was to facilitate that process.
    • High level review of Terminal User Agreements - the project team provided the client with a brief review of TUAs in order for the client team to appreciate the complexity of the project.
    • Analysis of the supply/demand match - the supply/demand match in Ghana and in particular the highly seasonal nature of the gas demand will influence the commercial framework. Therefore the project team analysed the characteristics of the demand profile.

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Training and Capacity Building:

The following are examples of some of the energy training and capacity building we have carried out that is relevant to this area of expertise. (Clicking the title will provide more information.)

  • Global LNG
  • Global LNG

    During the course of the day we will study US, European and Asian pricing methodology, and take a look at traditional pricing structures and shifting trends. The expansion of LNG interest and the evolution of LNG pricing worldwide is explained with a look at the future prospects.
    The next public course date is:

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  • LNG Economics and Markets
  • LNG Economics and Markets

    Understanding the costs and value of LNG is crucial to optimising LNG operations and purchasing in changing markets. This three-day course offers helpful insight, useful case studies and practical exercises.

    Day 1: An introduction to the LNG business and economics.

    Day 2: Making and delivering LNG: costs and projects.

    Day 3: Extracting value: regasification, the long-term and short-term markets.

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  • LNG Supply Workshop
  • LNG Supply Workshop

    The LNG supply industry is rapidly developing with new technology, supplies and contractual arrangements. Drawing on MJMEnergy's comprehensive, recently published LNG Supply Handbook, the LNG Supply Outlook Workshop provides an insightful, high-level, summary of LNG supply developments and forecasts from the short-term to 2035.

    This half-day workshop will cover the following, although you may request variations:

    • LNG today
    • Current and future trends in LNG supply
    • LNG demand outlook
    • Key country profiles and forecasts
    • World LNG supply outlook

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  • Introduction to LNG
  • Introduction to LNG

    This Global LNG online training course provides a basic introduction to the LNG industry and markets worldwide. It explains the history, transportation, pricing, trading of this fast paced growing industry.

    The course is designed to be taken in your own time at your own pace. It is interactive so you need to search around to find all the information, some of which is hidden in hovers or clickable links or images. We would expect this course to take about 2 hours to complete.

    This course is currently being updated. Please check back later. If you wish to be notified when it is ready please Contact us.

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Energy Publishing:

The following titles are examples of energy reports that we have written, published or sell and are included to complement this section. Feel free to click on the titles for more information.

  • LNG in Transportation
  • LNG in Transportation

    LNG in Transportation

    This report explores the role of LNG in marine, road and rail transport and is divided into three parts:
    1) Technology and drivers for LNG as a transport fuel.
    2) Growth projections for LNG as a transport fuel.
    3) Data on LNG as a transport fuel.

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  • LNG Supply Handbook
  • LNG Supply Handbook

    LNG Supply Handbook

    This report containing 28 in-depth country profiles framed within a detailed analysis of the global LNG market and its developing trends and drivers will provide strategists, decision makers, policy makers and analysts - amongst others - with the perfect resource to ensure you are well-informed.

    The 28 existing and potential exporting countries examined are:
    Algeria | Angola | Australia | Brazil | Brunei | Cameroon | Canada | Colombia | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Indonesia | Iran | Israel | Libya | Malaysia | Mozambique | Nigeria | Norway | Oman | Papua New Guinea | Peru | Qatar | Russia | Tanzania | Trinidad & Tobago | United Arab Emirates | United States of America | Yemen.

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  • LNG Supply Handbook Country Chapters
  • LNG Supply Handbook Country Chapters

    This report provides the background chapters as well as the profile for the country you have selected. Framed within a detailed analysis of the global LNG market and its developing trends and drivers it will provide strategists, decision makers, policy makers and analysts - amongst others - with the perfect resource to ensure you are well-informed.

    Country profile of country of your choice from one of the following:

    Algeria | Angola | Australia | Brazil | Brunei | Cameroon | Canada | Colombia | Egypt | Equatorial Guinea | Indonesia | Iran | Israel | Libya | Malaysia | Mozambique | Nigeria | Norway | Oman | Papua New Guinea | Peru | Qatar | Russia | Tanzania | Trinidad & Tobago | United Arab Emirates | United States of America | Yemen.

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Key staff and associates:

  • Mike Madden
  • David Haynes
  • Bill Sooby
  • Nick White
  • David Ledesma
  • Andy Flower
  • Tom Drennan