The geographic region that can be considered as comprising all land masses (including islands) that lie adjacent to or within the Atlantic Ocean and adjacent waters, including the Baltic Sea, North Sea, Black Sea, Davis Strait, Denmark Strait, part of the Drake Passage, Labrador Sea, Mediterranean Sea, Norwegian Sea, most of the Scotia Sea, Baffin Bay, Hudson Bay, Gulf of St Lawrence, the Gulf of Mexico, Caribbean Sea and the Weddell Sea. As applied to the energy market, the Atlantic Basin liquefied natural gas (LNG) market encompasses LNG producers and consumers in or adjacent to the Atlantic Basin geographic area.
The Atlantic Basin LNG markets can be considered to specifically include the LNG producers (current and projected): Abu Dhabi, Algeria, Angola, Egypt, Equatorial Guinea, Iran, Libya, Nigeria, Norway, Oman, Qatar, Russia, Trinidad & Tobago, Venezuela and Yemen. The current and likely future LNG-consuming countries: Argentina, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Cyprus, Dominican Republic, France, Germany, Greece, Italy, Mexico, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Puerto Rico, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UK, the US and possibly the Bahamas and Jamaica.
Note that an Atlantic Basin LNG producer might not be physically located in the Atlantic Basin itself.
*see also Pacific Basin
Commodity trading and risk management is a subject that is necessarily complicated, and is becoming more so. The Energy Risk Glossary seeks to disentangle and clarify the jargon by providing definitions of commonly used energy and commodity market terms.
These include definitions related to a variety of underlying energy products, as well as technical terms about the many instruments and benchmarks used by energy market participants.
Many of the most recent terms to have been added to our glossary stem from the actions of regulators since the 2008 global financial crisis. The onset of rules, such as the US Dodd-Frank Act and European Market Infrastructure Regulation, has markedly increased the cost and complexity associated with commodity trading. Perhaps they have also increased the need for a handy reference guide such as this.
The glossary is extensively cross-referenced, making for easy and thorough searches. We hope you find the latest edition of the Energy Risk Glossary to be a useful resource.
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