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Singapore Minister and Japan's METI official to address global LNG gathering in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Feb 6, 2018 - (Media OutReach) - More than 200 LNG experts from 25 countries are expected to convene at the 13th LNG Supplies for Asian Markets Conference (LNGA) at ONE 15 Marina Club Singapore on 28 February - 1 March 2018. With presentations from over 35 speakers, and a record number of 16 corporate sponsors, the conference will begin with Ministerial Address by Mr. S. Iswaran, Minister for Trade and Industry (Industry), Singapore. This is followed by a Keynote Address by Mr. Masato Sasaki, Director, Oil and Gas Division, Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI), Japan.

Organized by Conference Connection and themed "Lower For Longer: Implications For Asia's LNG Business", the conference, now in its 13th year is the premier meeting place where Asia's LNG buyers and sellers converge. The LNG community can expect to meet a distinguished panel of senior executives from global oil and gas producers, buyers, sellers, advisors, policy makers and end users including: Ministry of Economy, Trade & Industry, Japan; Anadarko Petroleum Corporation; BP; Cheniere Marketing Pte Ltd; CNOOC Gas and Power Trading & Marketing Limited; CNPC Research Institute of Economics & Technology; ENN Energy; ExxonMobil; GLX; Japan Petroleum Exploration Co.; JERA Co. Inc.; Jordan Cove LNG LLC; Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha; Kumul Petroleum; Meralco PowerGen Corporation; Mitsubishi Corporation; Oil Search; Origin Energy; Petronas; PT Pertamina (Persero); Santos; S&P Global Platts; Sempra LNG & Midstream LLC; Shell; Tellurian Inc; Tokyo Gas; Total Gas & Power Ltd; Venture Global Marketing and Uniper.

Chaired by the two co-chairmen, Dr. Fereidun Fesharaki, Chairman, FGE and Mr. Andy Flower, LNG & Natural Gas Consultant, LNGA will also feature a special LNG Veterans Panel comprising of key veterans in the LNG industry, later the same day.

LNGA 2018 takes place at a challenging time for the LNG business with accelerating growth in supply amidst strong demand growth in Asia (notably China), which accounted for over 75% of global imports. The tight market meant that 2017 ended with spot prices in Asia over $11/MMBtu, their highest level in three years. What does this mean for the LNG business in 2018 and beyond? LNG supply is expected to continue to grow strongly, increasing by around 30 mt in 2018. Once again a key question on where the markets for the additional production will be. Will China's LNG demand continue to grow rapidly? How much LNG will be imported by new markets in Asia, the Middle East and the Americas? Will north-west Europe be the balancing market? More importantly for the longer-term, what does this mean for commitments to new liquefaction capacity? With speakers and delegates drawn from all parts of the LNG chain, we can be sure of an insightful discussion of the issues facing the LNG business in 2018 at the conference.

Comprehensive pre- and post-conference workshops are also in place for delegates keen to deepen their knowledge on LNG Supply & Pricing and Developing LNG to Power Projects. These workshops will be conducted by Mr. Andy Flower, LNG and Natural Gas Consultant, UK and Mr. Ben Smith, Partner; Norton Rose Fulbright (Asia) LLP, Singapore, respectively.

LNG Supplies for Asian Markets is organized by Conference Connection and is supported by the Energy Market Authority, International Enterprise Singapore, Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau and Singapore Tourism Board. LNGA 2018 enjoys the support of Anadarko Petroleum Corporation, Gas Natural Fenosa and Trafigura as Platinum sponsors, with corporate sponsors including ExxonMobil, Diamond Gas International, GLX, Jordan Cove, Kangan LNG, Kumul Petroleum, Mitsubishi Corporation, Oil Search Limited, Pavilion Energy Pte Ltd, Shell Eastern Trading (Pte) Limited, Sempra LNG & Midstream, SLNG, Tellurian Inc and Venture Global LNG. Official media sponsors also include RIM Intelligence Co., WorldOils, Ogilvie Publishing and Interfax Global Energy.

Further information on LNGA 2018 is available at www.cconnection.org and www.lng-conference.com

About LNGA
The LNG Supplies for Asian Markets (LNGA) series is Singapore's pioneering LNG conference launched in 2005 by Conference Connection with the Energy Market Authority as hosts. Held annually and now in its 13th year, LNGA brings unique insights of the LNG world marketplace, with the presence of LNG experts, thought leaders and visionaries delivering the latest market and project intelligence and opportunities for regular dialogue, negotiations and business networking. LNGA has welcomed Trade and Energy Ministers from Singapore, Indonesia, Iran, Papua New Guinea and Algeria; leading national oil and gas companies and oil and gas major CEOs; and LNG buyers and sellers from over 30 countries.

About Conference Connection
Conference Connection is dedicated to the provision of global business information through high-profile, premier and sector-focused business events, including international conferences, corporate events, and symposia, for the oil, gas, and energy industries, and other business sectors internationally. Now in its 23rd year, the company is dedicated to providing an independent platform for interaction and discussion of the latest business and industry strategies. It strives to combine excellence and professionalism through linkage with inter-governmental, professional, and industry groups worldwide. For full list of courses, conferences, and other activities, please email info@cconnection.org or visit www.cconnection.org.

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