energySource Issue 18 03 Apr 2017

LNG Pricing Disputes: The lessons from Europe

Current market circumstances and forthcoming changes in the LNG industry will likely lead to an increase in the number of parties seeking to renegotiate the pricing provisions in their long-term LNG supply agreements.  The European gas market has, for a number of years, been the main battleground for price reopener disputes.  This article explores the lessons that can be taken from the European gas pricing experience and sets out some of the key considerations to be borne in mind by those likely to find themselves engaged in renegotiations of their long-term LNG commitments including, in particular, those relating to pricing and volume flexibility.

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