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US LNG exports could create demand for 200 new ships

The United States' LNG expport could result in employment for 200 new ships, in addition to the 380 ships that already sail with LNG. And LNG is generally becoming more visible to all parties involved, writes Platou in a new analysis.

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The export of LNG from the United States to the rest of the world could become a massive business for shipping, writes Platou. It could be the beginning of a whole new infrastructure development.

"At full potential US exports applications could add demand for 200 vessels vs. the current fleet of 380. Furthermore, FLNG could offer a quicker and more politically digestible solution for exports, demanding yard slots or alternatively removing vessel supply through conversion of some of the 40 vessels above 30 years of age," writes Platou in the analysis.

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