Has Australia's LNG boom peaked?

With the recent approval of the $34 billion Ichthys project, Australia is set to become the world's top LNG exporter by around 2017. But the window of opportunity for such giant projects looks to be closing.

PERTH (Reuters) - Just a few years after it started, Australia's liquefied natural gas bonanza may be drawing to a close, throttled by swelling costs, tightening credit and mounting foreign competition to supply Asian buyers.

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