|2020-12-09 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12月4日消息 贸易消息人士称，因冬季取暖需求持续坚挺，买家面临供应问题，亚洲液化天然气现货价格本周升至近两年高位。
吴恒磊 编译自 天然气加工
GLOBAL LNG-Asian prices rise to nearly two-year high on winter demand
Asian spot prices for liquefied natural gas (LNG) rose to a nearly two-year high this week as demand continued to be firm for heating during winter and as buyers faced supply issues, trade sources said.
The average LNG price for January delivery into Northeast Asia was estimated at about $8.10 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), up 70 cents from the previous week, the sources said.
Shell on Friday, for instance, sold a cargo for late January delivery to BP at $8 per mmBtu.
"It started off with cold weather forecast in Europe propping up prices in Asia, and then South Korea's Kogas buying cargoes and speculation about supply disruption from (Australia and the United States)," a Singapore-based source said.
South Korea's Korea Gas Corp (Kogas) likely bought seven LNG cargoes for delivery in winter through a tender and could be seeking more, a second source said.
South Korea will reduce the operations of coal-fuelled power plants this winter to cut fine dust emissions, which in turn is stoking demand for LNG in power generation, traders said. Eight of the nation's 60 coal power plants will be halted during the season.
In tenders, India's Gujarat State Petroleum Corp (GSPC) is seeking a cargo for January delivery，traders said.
Russia's Sakhalin LNG likely sold a cargo at about $7.50 per mmBtu while Trafigura may have sold a mid-January cargo to Centrica at above $8 per mmbtu, an industry source said.