SGX hopes to shake up LNG market with new index

Asian LNG traders voice cautious optimism about ‘Singapore Sling’ spot-market index and derivatives contracts

LNG tanker
Spot trading of LNG cargoes is expected to grow in coming years

The Singapore Exchange (SGX) and some market participants remain upbeat about the long-term prospects for SGX’s new LNG derivatives contract, despite a dearth of trading activity since it was launched in January.

“Looking out over the next five to 10 years, we see clear divergences between LNG and oil market dynamics, which will mean an inevitable move away from oil indexation,” says Adrian Lunt, SGX’s Singapore-based head of commodities research. “This shift will create the need for firms to

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