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Indelible Links: Spot and Term, Australian Gas and Asian LNG

As the LNG market matures, the commodity’s spot prices has emerged as the driving force behind prices of all contract types – especially for exporting countries like Australia that are undergoing fundamental changes in their downstream gas market development and pricing policies.

Download this article for a closer look at how spot prices fully reflect the fundamentals of LNG markets, as compared to the limitations of crude-linked term contract prices.

Find out:

  • What the limitations of oil-indexed benchmarks are as the LNG market evolves
  • What the implications of Australia’s reliance on Asian LNG demand for domestic gas pricing are
  • Why Platts JKM is becoming increasingly crucial for the Australian gas markets

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