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Golden age of natural gas

Golden age of natural gas

For many years, the outlook for natural gas and LNG has been very optimistic.

A golden age for natural gas was near, according to the International Energy Agency in 2011.

High oil prices incentivized the construction of significant additional LNG capacity additions worldwide.

Back in 2000, the world traded 100 million tons of LNG. By 2011, that total had risen to 242 million tons.

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