Global Liquefied Natural Gas Growth Opportunities

Global Liquefied Natural Gas Growth Opportunities

Natural gas is an essential transition fuel in the global shift toward net-zero energy systems powered by renewable energy. Because of its flexibility and better environmental impact than coal and oil, natural gas will be the only fossil fuel to witness demand growth in the next three to four years.

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) is natural gas cooled into a liquefied state for easier storage and transportation. As a high-growth segment of the global natural gas market, LNG’s market share will expand dynamically from about 9.6% in 2021 to approximately 11.5% by the end of 2030.

LNG is rapidly becoming a mainstream alternative to piped gas. Its growth will outstrip the natural gas market growth as gas-consuming countries diversify their supply base while gas-supplying countries broaden their production and customer base. Europe will witness strong growth in natural gas imports as it attempts to reduce its reliance on Russia. Countries such as the United States, Qatar, and Australia will see export growth instead.

This Frost & Sullivan study evaluates the growth opportunities in the LNG market at both global and regional levels for imports and exports, analyzing capacity additions and actual volume shipments across two major segments: liquefaction and regasification. The study includes market trends, forecasts, competitive analysis, regional trends, and recommendations for LNG stakeholders.

  • Strategic Imperatives
    • Why is it Increasingly Difficult to Grow?
    • The Strategic Imperative 8™
    • The Impact of the Top 3 Strategic Imperatives on the Liquefied Natural Gas Industry
    • Growth Opportunities Fuel the Growth Pipeline Engine™
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis
    • Scope of Analysis
    • Segmentation
    • Growth Environment: Energy Transition by Region
    • Main LNG Exporters and Importers
    • Economic Variables Affecting Natural Gas Prices
    • Recommendations for Promoting Growth and Price Stability
    • Main Trends Affecting the Global LNG Trade
    • Seasonality and Weather Conditions
    • Primary Application Markets of LNG
    • Processing Steps for LNG
    • LNG for Energy Transition
    • LNG Value Chain
    • Key Competitors
    • Growth Metrics
    • Growth Drivers
    • Growth Restraints
    • Forecast Assumptions
    • Natural Gas Consumption by Region
      • Table Natural Gas: Total Consumption Forecast by Region, 2021–2030
    • LNG Penetration in the Natural Gas Market
      • Table Natural Gas: LNG Penetration, 2021–2030
    • LNG Trade Forecast
    • LNG Processing Steps Comparison
      • Table LNG: Liquefaction Capacity vs. Regasification Capacity, Global, 2021–2030
    • LNG Trade Forecast Analysis
    • Competitive Environment
    • Volume Market Share
    • Highlights of Key Participants: Liquefaction
    • Highlights of Key Participants: Shipping
    • Highlights of Key Participants: Regasification
    • Highlights of Key Participants: LNG Technologies
    • Competitive Analysis
    • Pricing Trends and Forecast Analysis
    • Spot Contract Trends
    • Long-term Contract Trends
    • LNG Market Regional Analysis
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis: Liquefaction
    • Growth Metrics
    • Liquefaction Capacity versus Actual Exports
      • Table LNG: Export Capacity vs. Actual Exports Forecast, Global, 2021–2030
    • LNG Liquefaction Capacity by Region
      • Table LNG: Export Capacity Forecast by Region, 2021–2030
    • LNG Actual Exports by Region
      • Table LNG: Actual Exports Forecast by Region, 2021–2030
    • Forecast Analysis
    • Forecast Analysis by Region
  • Growth Opportunity Analysis: Regasification
    • Growth Metrics
    • LNG Regasification Capacity versus Actual Imports
      • Table LNG: Import Capacity vs. Actual Imports Forecast, Global, 2021–2030
    • LNG Regasification Capacity by Region
      • Table LNG: Import Capacity Forecast by Region, 2022–2030
    • LNG Actual Imports by Region
      • Table LNG: Actual Imports Forecast by Region, 2021–2030
    • Forecast Analysis
    • Forecast Analysis by Region
  • Growth Opportunity Universe
    • Growth Opportunity 1: FSRU for Rapid LNG Supply in Europe
    • Growth Opportunity 2: Energy Efficiency Optimization in LNG Plants
    • Growth Opportunity 3: Establishing FLNG Production Plants
  • Next Steps
    • Your Next Steps
    • Why Frost, Why Now?

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