Asia LNG spot price drops below $5/mmBtu as supply floods market


Asia LNG spot price drops below $5/mmBtu as supply floods market

The Asian spot price for liquefied natural gas (LNG) has dropped to below $5 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) this week as sellers flooded the market with spot cargoes, trade sources said.

* The price is at its lowest level since the beginning of April.

* Oil majors Shell and BP each offered a July loading cargo at $4.60-$4.65/mmBtu on Wednesday in Platts market on close (MOC) window, at a price well below the $5.35/mmBtu levels seen last Friday, they added.

* A large tender by Egypt to sell up to 13 cargoes, as well as several sell tenders by Indonesia’s Pertamina, Angola and Australia are also weighing on the market, sources said. Read More

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