Specifically, 17 vessels departed the US export facilities carrying an overall cargo of 59 Bcf, during the week under review, in comparison to 14 vessels with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 51 bcf exported the week before.

Moreover, out of the 17 vessels, eight were exported from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility, two each from its Corpus Christi facility, Dominion’s Cove Point, Sempra’s Cameron LNG and the Freeport LNG facility. The remaining cargo was shipped from the Elba Island facility.

EIA further addressed that three vessels, one each at Sabine Pass, Corpus Christi, and Freeport were loading on Wednesday.

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EIA noted that natural gas deliveries to liquefied natural gas export terminals have increased compared to the previous week reaching 8 Bcf/day, up from 7.9 Bcf/d.

Also, EIA referred to Freeport LNG which exported its first cargo in September, started LNG production from Train 2 on December 6 and exported its first cargo from Train 2 on December 18. Freeport LNG Train 3 is currently under construction and is expected to come online in the first quarter of 2020.