Global LNG-Asian spot prices edge lower as Atlantic tenders emerge

viernes 31 de julio de 2015 11:54 GYT

MILAN/LONDON July 31 (Reuters) - Asian liquefied natural gas (LNG) spot prices for September delivery dipped this week as demand waned, while requirements from Argentina and Mexico boosted Atlantic activity.

The price of Asian spot cargoes dropped to around $7.95 per million British thermal units (mmBtu), from $8.10/mmBtu last week.

Jordan purchased two cargoes for delivery in September from Swiss trading house Trafigura after a tender.

Argentina's state-run YPF has re-tendered to buy two cargoes for delivery into its river terminal at Escobar, while Mexico notified of a need for four cargoes delivering September through December.

Portugal's Galp has shortlisted companies in line for six Nigerian cargoes it is offering from October to September, 2016, but traders said it may sell cargoes over the next five years.

India's Petronet LNG aims to lease out about two-thirds of the capacity at its Dahej import terminal in Gujarat state over the next four years to boost revenue and prevent the facility falling into disuse. [ID:nL3N10A3Y4

Jordan meanwhile has yet to award a major tender seeking over 1 million tonnes of supply over a period of four years, the state-run National Electric Power Company said on its website.

Egypt is also seeking 45 cargoes over a two year period.

(Reporting by Oleg Vukmanovic and Sarah McFarlane, editing by David Evans)