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Low gas prices in the world markets has led to the fact that companies in the U.S. massively delay the commissioning of new facilities for liquefied natural gas, writes “Kommersant”.
In the Platts Analytics expect that in the next five or six years not a single new project in the United States will not be able to reach the investment decision. This is indicated as a prolonged period of low prices, which will be a serious blow for the industry of liquefied natural gas (LNG), and also the problems of long-term contracts.
As noted in the article, the problems of the us LNG offer hope “to Gazprom” the preservation of the share in its key European market. Although in the last year the Russian monopoly lost in competition to LNG.
Currently the US is trying to prevent the construction of the pipeline “Nord stream-2”, assuming that it will increase Europe’s dependence on Russian gas. Instead, Washington proposes to increase the purchase of LNG, including its production. In turn in Germany, which supports the construction, did not exclude the imposition of duties on American gas, which will make it unprofitable deliveries to Europe.
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