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Flex LNG Chief Sees Tight Freight Markets, Volatility Ahead for Global Natural Gas Trade

Flex LNG Chief Sees Tight Freight Markets, Volatility Ahead for Global Natural Gas Trade

The last year has been a chaotic one for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade, and it could be a preview of what’s to come in the years ahead as the super-chilled fuel is further commoditized, according to Flex LNG Ltd. CEO Oystein Kalleklev.  Flex owns a fleet of 13 LNG carriers. Like others in…

December 17, 2021
Bio, Synthetic LNG Seen as Key to Super-Chilled Fuel’s Long-Term Role in Marine Sector

Bio, Synthetic LNG Seen as Key to Super-Chilled Fuel’s Long-Term Role in Marine Sector

Renewable energy is likely to generate more marine fuels in the future, and natural gas will  factor heavily into the mix, according to SEA-LNG COO Stephen Cadden. Cadden’s organization advocates for the use of liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel. SEA-LNG promotes the economic and environmental benefits of LNG. The organization was founded…

November 4, 2021
Vortexa’s New LNG Chief Sees Strong ‘Momentum’ in Global Natural Gas Market

Vortexa’s New LNG Chief Sees Strong ‘Momentum’ in Global Natural Gas Market

Vortexa Ltd.’s Felix Booth, head of liquefied natural gas (LNG), doesn’t expect the global market to loosen anytime soon as supplies remain scarce and demand rebounds from lows of the Covid-19 pandemic.  Based in Singapore, Booth recently joined energy analytics firm Vortexa, which is aiming to cast a wider net in the evolving LNG business.…

August 12, 2021
Baltic Exchange Chief Sees No Need to ‘Reinvent the Wheel’ When it Comes to LNG Freight Markets

Baltic Exchange Chief Sees No Need to ‘Reinvent the Wheel’ When it Comes to LNG Freight Markets

Baltic Exchange CEO Mark Jackson believes the nearly 300-year-old organization “sells trust” to the maritime industry, something that has factored heavily into its entry into the liquefied natural gas (LNG) market.  Founded in 1744, the Baltic had its beginnings in the coffee houses of London where merchants and shipowners met. It provided rules for backroom…

June 29, 2021
After Winning ICE Listing, Spark Commodities Zeroes in on Building Liquid LNG Freight Contracts

After Winning ICE Listing, Spark Commodities Zeroes in on Building Liquid LNG Freight Contracts

Tim Mendelssohn, managing director and co-founder of Spark Commodities, believes the liquefied natural gas (LNG) trade needs more options to manage risk as the market continues to evolve and more players buy and sell the super-chilled fuel.  He launched Spark in early 2019 along with Charles Vallantin Dulac with the backing of commodity data and…

May 21, 2021
LNG Q&A: GECF Secretary Says World’s Leading Natural Gas Exporters Weathering Covid-19 ‘Storm’

LNG Q&A: GECF Secretary Says World’s Leading Natural Gas Exporters Weathering Covid-19 ‘Storm’

Editor’s Note: The following segment is one in a series by NGI’s LNG Insight focused on exploring how the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market works. The conversations in this series will also analyze news and the issues that matter most to the industry in North America and beyond. Yury Sentyurin is the secretary general…

September 17, 2020
LNG Q&A: Pilot LNG Chief Sees Big Opportunities in North American Bunkering

LNG Q&A: Pilot LNG Chief Sees Big Opportunities in North American Bunkering

Editor’s Note: The following segment is one in a series by NGI’s LNG Insight focused on exploring how the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market works. The conversations in this series will also analyze news and the issues that matter most to the industry in North America and beyond. Pilot LNG LLC CEO Jonathan Cook…

August 24, 2020
LNG Q&A: Emsurge Founder Talks Technology, Better Connecting Global Natural Gas Market

LNG Q&A: Emsurge Founder Talks Technology, Better Connecting Global Natural Gas Market

Editor’s Note: The following segment is one in a series by NGI’s LNG Insight focused on exploring how the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market works. The conversations in this series will also analyze news and the issues that matter most to the industry in North America and beyond. Melissa Lindsay is the founder of…

July 14, 2020
Report Reveals Support for Tackling Climate Change, Increased Renewable Sources in Energy Sector

Report Reveals Support for Tackling Climate Change, Increased Renewable Sources in Energy Sector

A recent publication from the Pew Research Center reveals that while a majority of American adults acknowledge the effects of climate change in their communities and believe the federal government does too little to reduce its consequences, an even greater majority (79%) say developing alternative energy sources should take precedence over other issues for the…

June 29, 2020
LNG Q&A: Delfin Execs See Offshore Exports as Game Changer for North American NatGas Supply

LNG Q&A: Delfin Execs See Offshore Exports as Game Changer for North American NatGas Supply

Editor’s Note: The following segment is one in a series by NGI’s LNG Insight focused on exploring how the global liquefied natural gas (LNG) market works. The conversations in this series will also analyze news and the issues that matter most to the industry in North America and beyond.

June 11, 2020
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