According to EIA, the liquefied natural gas exports from the US rose over the week ending September 4, as 12 LNG tankers had departed from US facilities, all of them carrying capacity of 43 billion cubic feet of LNG, increased by four cargoes in comparison to the previous week.
Mainly, from the 12 cargoes, seven were dispatched from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility, three from its Corpus Christi plant with one cargo departing from Dominion’s Cove Point and Freeport LNG plants, each.
On September 4, the Freeport LNG cargo conducted its first commissioning load from its first liquefaction train; the LNG Jurojin is loaded with about 150,000 cubic metres of LNG.
In 2019, the US became the world’s third-largest LNG exporter, averaging 4.2 Bcf/d in the first five months of the year, surpassing Malaysia’s LNG exports of 3.6 Bcf/d during the same period. Yet, EIA forecasts that the US will world’s third largest LNG exporter for the year 2019-2020.
In the meantime, IEA stated that the US and China will be the ones leading the LNG imports and exports in 2024, meaning that the US will surpass Australia’s and Qatar’s LNG exports in 2024.