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Global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Market Size, Trends & Forecasts (2017-2021)

Global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Market Size, Trends & Forecasts (2017-2021)

Scope of the Report

The report entitled “Global Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Market Size, Trends & Forecasts (2017-2021)” provide a detailed analysis of global LNG market with analysis of market size and growth. The analysis includes market size in terms of trade volume, demand, and LNG export and import market share by country.

The report provides brief regional analysis of Middle East, JKT (Japan, Korea and Taiwan), China-India, Europe and Americas. Regional analysis include market sizing in terms of export, import and demand. The Middle East has been the largest exporting region over the past few years and is expected to remain the largest exporter of LNG globally.

The report also assesses the key opportunities in the market and outlines the factors that are and will be driving the growth of the industry. Growth of the global LNG market has also been forecasted for the period 2017-2021, taking into consideration the previous growth patterns, the growth drivers and the current and future trends.

A brief company profiling of major market players namely Royal Dutch Shell, ExxonMobil, BP Global and Chevron Corporation has been provided in the report on the basis of aspects like business overview, financial overview and business strategies adopted by respective companies.

Company Coverage

ExxonMobil Corporation
Royal Dutch Shell
BP Global
Chevron Corporation

Region/Country Coverage

Middle East
JKT (Japan, Korea and Taiwan)
China-India
Europe
Americas

Executive Summary

Natural gas is one of the safest, cleanest and most used form of energy which gives both heat and light. Natural gas is hydrocarbon which means it is made up of compounds of hydrogen and carbon, containing seventy to ninety percent methane in most cases. It can be used as fuel in many sectors as; transportation, industrial, agricultural, and a raw material for petrochemical industry. There are three forms of natural gas: pipe natural gas, natural gas for vehicle (NGV) and liquefied natural gas.

LNG is a clear liquid which forms when natural gas is cooled to -162ºC (-260ºF). The cooling process shrinks the volume of the gas 600 times, making it easier and safer to store and ship LNG is produced at the so-called liquefaction facilities (plants), following which it can be transported in special cryogenic tanks: sea tank ships or tank cars. It enables rapid delivery of gas to the areas located far from the gas trunk lines.

The global LNG trade volume has increased over the years and projections are made that the market would rise in the next five years i.e. 2017 to 2021 at a rapid pace. Major factors contributing in the increasing trade volume of LNG are startup of several new projects in Australia and Indonesia, rapid economic growth especially of emerging economies, and rising demand for environmentally cleaner fuels etc.

In the forecasted period, market would be pushed by increase in LNG exports, lower shipping cost, technological advancements and access to new markets etc. In spite of high growth in trade volumes of LNG, market is still facing some challenges that are obstructing the growth of the global LNG market. Challenges faced by LNG industry are supply and demand imbalance, lower LNG prices, competition from fossil fuels and renewable energy and emergence of regional trade etc.


1. Executive Summary
2. Introduction
2.1 Overview of Natural Gas
2.1.1 Forms of Natural Gas
Table 1: Forms of Natural Gas
2.1.2 Top 10 Countries with Proved Natural Gas Reserves
Table 2: Top 10 Countries with Proved Natural Gas Reserves
2.2 Overview of LNG
2.2.1 LNG Process
Table 3: LNG Process
2.2.2 Uses of LNG
Table 4: Uses of LNG
2.2.3 Advantages of LNG
3. Global Market Analysis
3.1 Global Gas Market Analysis
3.1.1 Global Gas Market by Trade Volume
Table 5: Global Gas Market by Trade Volume; 2011-2016 (Trillion Cubic Meters)
Table 6: Global Gas Market by Trade Volume; 2017-2021E (Trillion Cubic Meters)
3.2 Global LNG Market Analysis
3.2.1 Global LNG Market by Trade Volume
Table 7: Global LNG Market by Trade Volume; 2011-2016 (Million Tonne per annum)
Table 8: Global LNG Market by Trade Volume; 2017-2021E (Million Tonne per annum)
3.2.2 Global LNG Trade Volume by Region
Table 9: Global LNG Trade Volume by Region; 2016
3.2.3 Global LNG Export Market Share by Region
Table 10: Global LNG Export Market Share by Region; 2015
3.2.4 Global LNG Export Market Share by Country
Table 11: Global LNG Export Market Share by Country; 2015
3.2.5 Global LNG Import Market Share by Country
Table 12: Global LNG Import Market Share by Country; 2015
3.2.6 Global LNG Market by Demand
Table 13: Global LNG Market by Demand; 2011-2016 (Million Tonne per annum)
Table 14: Global LNG Market by Demand; 2017-2021E (Million Tonne per annum)
4. Region/Country Analysis
4.1 Middle East LNG Market Analysis
4.1.1 Middle East LNG Market by Export
Table 15: Middle East LNG Market by Export; 2012-2016 (Million Tonne per annum)
4.1.2 Middle East LNG Market by Import
Table 16: Middle East LNG Market by Import; 2012-2016 (Million Tonne per annum)
4.1.3 Middle East LNG Market by Demand
Table 17: Middle East LNG Market by Demand; 2015-2021E (Million Tonne per annum)
4.2 JKT LNG Market Analysis
4.2.1 JKT LNG Market by Demand
Table 18: JKT LNG Market by Demand; 2015-2021E (Million Tonne per Annum)
4.3 China-India LNG Market Analysis
4.3.1 China-India LNG Market by Demand
Table 19: China-India LNG Market by Demand; 2015-2021E (Million Tonne per Annum)
4.4 Europe LNG Market Analysis
4.4.1 Europe LNG Market by Demand
Table 20: Europe LNG Market by Demand; 2015-2021E (Million Tonne per Annum)
4.5 Americas LNG Market Analysis
4.5.1 Americas LNG Market by Demand
Table 21: Americas LNG Market by Demand; 2015-2021E (Million Tonne per Annum)
5. Market Dynamics
5.1 Growth Drivers
5.1.1 Growing Volume of Liquefaction Capacity
Table 22: Global Nominal Liquefaction Capacity; 2013-2015 (MTPA)
5.1.2 Strong Economic Growth in Asia
5.1.3 Rising Demand for Environmentally Cleaner Fuels
5.1.4 Global Economic Growth and Increasing Energy Demand
Table 23: Global GDP Growth Rate; 2014-2019 (Percentage, %)
5.1.5 Rising Use in Major Industrial Sectors
5.2 Challenges
5.2.1 Supply and Demand Imbalance
5.2.2 Low LNG Prices
5.2.3 Emergence of Regional Trade
5.2.4 Competition from Fossil and Renewable Energy
5.2.5 Financial Constraints in Projects
5.2.6 Impact of Government Actions
5.2.7 Development of Downstream Markets
5.3 Market Trends
5.3.1 Increase in LNG Exports
5.3.2 Lower Shipping Cost
5.3.3 Access to New Markets
5.3.4 Technological Advancements
6. Competitive Landscape
6.1 Global LNG Market Players by Revenue
Table 24: Global LNG Market Players by Revenue; 2016
7. Company Profiling
7.1 ExxonMobil Corporation
7.1.1 Business Overview
7.1.2 Financial Overview
Table 25: ExxonMobil Corporation Revenue; 2011-2016 (US$ Billion)
Table 26: ExxonMobil Corporation Revenue by Geography; 2015
7.1.3 Business Strategy
7.2 Royal Dutch Shell
7.2.1 Business Overview
7.2.2 Financial Overview
Table 27: Royal Dutch Shell Revenue; 2011-2016 (US$ Billion)
Table 28: Royal Dutch Shell Revenue by Segment; 2016
Table 29: Royal Dutch Shell Revenue by Geography; 2016
7.2.3 Business Strategy
7.3 BP Global
7.3.1 Business Overview
7.3.2 Financial Overview
Table 30: BP Global Revenue; 2012-2016 (US$ Billion)
Table 31: BP Global Revenue by Segment; 2016
7.3.3 Business Strategy
7.4 Chevron Corporation
7.4.1 Business Overview
7.4.2 Financial Overview
Table 32: Chevron Corporation Revenue; 2012-2016 (US$ Billion)
Table 33: Chevron Corporation Revenue by Segment; 2016
7.4.3 Business Strategy

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