Benchmark of Regulatory Regimes for an LNG Terminal

Energy & Utilities | Economic Consulting

November 10, 2020

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FTI Consulting advised an operator of an LNG importing terminal which was contemplating a large scale expansion on what could be the most advantageous and feasible regulatory regimes to be applied for the existing terminal and its expansion.

FTI Consulting’s experts provided a detailed review of possible regulatory regimes based on a comprehensive benchmark of relevant risk-reward regimes in LNG and gas infrastructure in relevant comparable geographies. The LNG operator was thus able to orient its strategy towards a set of regulatory options that fit its risk appetite.

Situation

An operator of a European LNG import terminal wanted to assess the regulatory regimes available in the context of a potential large scale expansion.

Our Role

FTI Consulting analysed in details all the regulatory regimes available for gas infrastructure, as well as possibilities of exemption and modifications of exemptions. We provided a comprehensive analysis of all regimes, assessing their risk/reward equilibrium with their advantages and drawbacks in the context of the Client’ particular investment program.

Our Impact

The LNG operator obtained a clear view of what could the most favourable regime for its investment, depending on its view of the market.


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