LNG derivatives suffer from lack of liquidity

In need of liquidity

LNG tanker

For an extremely cool gas, liquefied natural gas (LNG) certainly generates a lot of heat. The global trade in LNG, which consists of natural gas chilled to temperatures below –160°C, is one of the fastest growing areas of the energy market – a trend that is not expected to change anytime soon. Ocean Shipping Consultants, a UK-based maritime research and consultancy firm, expects the trade in physical LNG to grow from 310 billion cubic metres (bcm) during 2011 to reach 570bcm by 2020 and 880bcm b