US LNG exports continue to rise

Sabine Pass (Image courtesy of Cheniere)

US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal in Louisiana are continuing to increase following the flooding in Texas and Louisiana due to Hurricane Harvey.

The Sabine Pass plant has been quite active since it resumed vessel loadings on September 6.

According to the Energy Information Administration, five vessels with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 17 billion cubic feet (Bcf) have departed the plant since Wednesday last week.

One vessel with a capacity of 3.8 Bcf was loading at the terminal two days ago.

This means that the liquefaction plant shipped at least 11 cargoes since September 6 with a total LNG-carrying capacity of 38.9 Bcf, the EIA data shows.

Destination-wise, Latin America and Asia-Pacific are continuing to be the preferred regions for shipments of US LNG.

The latest data by the Department of Energy shows that Mexico, Korea, China and Chile are the top buyers of the fuel coming from the Sabine Pass plant.

In total, more than 175 cargoes of US LNG landed in 25 different countries in the period spanning from February 2016 to August 2017.


LNG World News Staff

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