November 2012, Vol. 239 No. 11


LNG Contracts Require Require Diligence, Caution

As natural gas prices in the United States approach their lowest point in a decade, several companies are in the early stages of developing liquefaction terminals to facilitate LNG exports.[1] Capacity at or output from these facilities is being snapped up by customers and buyers long before the facilities themselves are completed. With so many companies competing for expected available liquefaction capacity and/or LNG output, potential customers must negotiate project agreements quickly and carefully. This article summarizes several project issues impacting LNG agreements and provides examples from two publicly filed purchase and sale agreements. A person may obtain LNG throug

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