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After several months of weakness, global LNG demand should pick up this winter

The onset of the coronavirus pandemic and the subsequent containment measures have seriously affected global demand for LNG. But it will pick up slightly this winter, according to forecasts from the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF).

After several months of weakness, global LNG demand should pick up this winter
According to the Forum of Gas Exporting Countries (GECF), global LNG demand is expected to increase by four billion cubic meters this winter, driven by strong growth in China, Japan and many countries in South Asia.

An announcement that should satisfy the market, given that for several months, demand has been very low due to the coronavirus pandemic. However, the GECF remains cautious about the risks that remain in the forecasts such as more or less mild winter temperatures in places and the persistence of the pandemic. 



It should be noted that the experts of the Forum also mentioned the supply during the period which is expected to rise by three billion cubic meters, mainly carried by the United States.

With the uncertainties now surrounding the market, GECF added that precise planning for the coming period depends not only on weather conditions and the pandemic, but also on factors such as government policies which can often alter the course of the economy. LNG demand and pricing.