A stroll through the huge Gastech exhibition and conference that took place this week in Milan, Italy, quickly made it clear where the new money is — US LNG.

In previous shows, it would have been the energy majors that had the biggest stands, but while the bulk of them still had a tangible presence at the show — with US giant ExxonMobil perhaps the largest — it was the new US liquefaction project names commanding the eye, and in some cases the attention.