|2020-05-12 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据天然气加工网站5月8日消息 贸易消息人士称，由于一些国家的封锁放松，需求似乎有所改善，亚洲液化天然气现货价格本周略有回升。
吴恒磊 编译自 天然气加工
Asian spot LNG prices recover a little on improving demand
Asian spot liquefied natural gas (LNG) prices recovered a little this week as demand appeared to improve amid the easing of coronavirus lockdowns in a few countries, trade sources said.
The average LNG price for June delivery into northeast Asia rose to an estimated $2 per million British thermal units (mmBtu) this week, up 20 cents from the previous week, traders said.
While lockdowns are easing in some markets, such as in South Korea, containment policies elsewhere are hampering their manufacturing exports and dragging on recoveries.
South Korea’s GS Energy entered the spot market, seeking two cargoes for delivery in June.
Thailand’s PTT issued an expression of interest to seek a cargo for delivery in late June, industry sources said.
India’s Bharat Petroleum Corp Ltd likely bought a cargo for delivery on May 25 at about $2.10 to $2.20 per mmBtu, an industry source said, though this could not immediately be confirmed.
India’s LNG demand may be improving slightly on the back of higher demand for summer residential use, though overall power demand is down by a third due to lower industrial activity, a source based in India said.
Still, supply is ample globally, which is expected to keep spot prices depressed, trade sources said.
Angola LNG offered a cargo for delivery to as far as Singapore over May to June in a tender that closes on May 13, an industry source said.
The number of vessels being used to temporarily store LNG is also swelling, trade sources said.