Accordingly, the report by the Department of Energy revealed that there was a 13.8% drop when compared to the previous month. To remind, the U.S. exported a total of 244.1 Billion cubic feet of LNG in March.
The overall cargoes exported in April slipped to 62 from 75 in March. In April 2019, U.S. facilities exported a total of 42 cargoes.
From the 62 cargoes, Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility exported 27 cargoes, followed by Cameron LNG facility with 11. Cheniere’s Corpus Christi plant exported 10 cargoes, with Freeport LNG adding nine, Cove Point adding five and no cargoes exported from Elba Island plant.
Asian countries have absorbed the largest portion of U.S. LNG volumes. South Korea remained the top importer, snapping up 24.3 Bcf in April. It was followed by China with 21.1 Bcf, Spain with 20 Bcf, Japan with 18.4 Bcf and India with 16.7 Bcf. These five countries represented 47.7% of total U.S. LNG exports in April 2020.
The Department of Energy added that the average price of LNG exported in March reached $4.49 per mmBtu. This is a drop from $4.66 per mmBtu during March.
440 cargoes on ISO containers departed the United States during the same period adding further 1.2 Billion cubic feet of LNG also bumping the number of destinations to 38.
South Korea remains the top importer of U.S. LNG with 221 cargoes received totaling 766.7 Bcf. This corresponds to 16.2 per cent of total U.S. LNG exports.