Aussie east coast LNG export down 10% in November
LNG exports from the three projects on the Australian east coast in November came in at 1.93mn metric tons, down about 10% year/year, Gladstone Port Corp. said on December 6. The exports were up 3.8% month/month, however.
Exports to China were 1.16mn mt, down from 1.53mn mt last year. The data showed that the east coast projects exported 285,364 mt of LNG to South Korea last month, down from 333,355 mt a year ago. The exports to Japan were 123,883 mt, down from 139,195 mt last year. Malaysia imported 183,899 mt, up from 125,359 mt.
The three east coast projects are Australia Pacific LNG, Gladstone LNG, and Queensland Curtis LNG. LNG exports from the three projects came in at a record 23.47mn mt in 2021, up 4.96% yr/yr.
The three LNG exporters in late September signed a heads of agreement with the Australian government to increase the gas supply to the domestic market.