From its regional beginnings, the business of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been transformed into a broad industry that now spans the globe. The production and liquefaction of natural gas and its shipping, regasification and use bring together diverse producer and consumer jurisdictions as well as international oil companies and trading businesses, under many different forms of contractual arrangement. This practical title is being updated to take into account the rapidly shifting arrangements and participations in the international LNG sector. It features contributions from leading oil and gas companies, consultancies and law firms, by writers who are specialists in their fields. The content spans the latest developments in traditional LNG matters such as structuring projects, sale and purchase agreements and shipping, as well as chapters on LNG from shale and unconventional sources, the forced reopening of contract terms over time and the growing role of smaller and floating LNG developments. Together, the contributors provide a rare guide to the legal, regulatory, political and practical elements of today's LNG business.Whether you are a lawyer in private practice or from a national or international oil company, utility business, ship broking or ship building firm, bank or energy advisory practice, this commercially focused title will provide you with the latest holistic insights into the business and law of LNG.