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US natural gas exports to Mexico continue to grow

According to the US Energy Information Administration, U.S. pipeline exports of natural gas continued to grow in 2016, and they have doubled since 2009. Almost all of this growth is attributable to increasing exports to Mexico, which have accounted for more than half of all U.S. natural gas exports since April 2015.

China receives first American LNG cargo

The first LNG tanker to transit the newly expanded Panama Canal last month,the Maran Gas Apollonia, has now become the first to arrive in China with a cargo of US LNG.

EIA projects rise in U.S. crude oil and liquid fuels production

The U.S. Energy Information Administration projects that U.S. petroleum and other liquid fuels production, which in addition to crude oil and condensate production includes natural gas plant liquids derived from natural gas processing as well as biofuels and volume gain at refineries, is projected to grow from 14.8 million barrels/day (b/d) in 2015 to 18.6 million b/d in 2040 in its Annual Energy Outlook 2016 (AEO2016) Reference case.

EIA: Fossil fuel still dominate US energy consumption

According to US Energy Information Administration, three fossil fuels—petroleum, natural gas, and coal—have provided more than 80% of total U.S. energy consumption for more than 100 years. In 2015, fossil fuels made up 81.5% of total U.S. energy consumption, the lowest fossil fuel share in the past century.

Logistical challenges result in STS transfers of US propane exports

U.S. propane exports have increased significantly over the past three years, but only after market participants overcame several transportation challenges to reach export customers. The first challenge was to build sufficient export capacity, which has mostly already taken place. The second challenge is how to economically transport large quantities of propane over long distances.

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