The share of LNG in world energy supply has grown and will continue to grow in the coming years. Recently, this growth has been dramatic. Across the world, LNG developments are being led by international majors, national oil and gas companies, and independents. While the current consumer appetite for gas is being satisfied by surging international trade, the transition by many countries to a new ultra-low carbon energy paradigm raises questions about how sustainable the surge in LNG will be. How long will the boom last? How will customers and policy makers assess the balance of environmental benefits and costs? How will intense competition among LNG suppliers change business perceptions?