Oz East Coast LNG Exports Up 2% in July
The three LNG export projects in the Australian state of Queensland shipped 1.69mn metric tons of LNG in July, up over 2% year-on-year, latest data published by Gladstone Ports Corporation showed.
The three export projects are ConocoPhillips-Origin Energy Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), Shell’s Queensland Curtis LNG and the Santos-led Gladstone LNG.
China was the biggest buyer last month. Asia’s biggest economy imported 1.25mn mt of LNG, up from 1.22mn mt in the same month of previous year. Malaysia imported 125,921 mt of LNG, up almost 100% year-on-year.
South Korea imported 178,605 mt of LNG, marginally up from 178,335 mt in the same month of last year, the data showed. Japan imported 131,755 mt of LNG as against 121,095 mt in the same period of previous year.
In 2018, Queensland projects shipped record 20.57mn mt of LNG from Port of Gladstone, up 1.7% year-on-year.