Aussie east coast LNG exports drop 6% in November
LNG exports from the three projects on the Australian east coast reached 1.83mn tonnes in November, showing a 5.6% drop compared with the same period in the previous year, according to Gladstone Port Corp. data published on December 6.
China was the largest importer of Australian LNG last month, receiving 1.16mn tonnes, indicating a decrease from 1.64mn tonnes in November 2022. South Korea imported 229,577 tonnes, which was lower than the 285,364 tonnes received in the same period last year. Malaysia imported 246,968 tonnes, up from 183,899 tonnes in the corresponding period last year.
The three projects responsible for these LNG exports from the Australian east coast are Australia Pacific LNG, Gladstone LNG, and Queensland Curtis LNG. In the year 2022, the combined LNG exports from these projects amounted to 22.64mn tonnes, which was slightly below the record high of 23.47mn tonnes achieved in 2021.