US LNG deliveries increased week-over-week
The US Energy Department said August 5 that exports of gas in liquefied form increased week-over-week.
The US Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported that 21 vessels left LNG export terminals between July 29 and August 4.
Carrying a combined 77bn ft3 of gas as LNG (against 70bn ft3 in 19 vessels the previous week), seven of those vessels left the Sabine Pass terminal and four left from Cameron, both in Louisiana. From Texas, five left Freeport and four departed from Corpus Christi, while one vessel left from the Cove Point terminal off Maryland.
Cheniere owns the five-train Sabine Pass terminal, among the most active US LNG export facilities.
Early this week, the company said Train 6 at Sabine Pass was almost 90% finished and completion was expected by the first half of next year.
For domestic activity, EIA said natural gas production increased about 0.1% from last week. EIA in its latest drilling productivity report expects inland natural gas production to average 85.5bn ft3/day in August, an increase of 0.5% from July levels if forecasts prove accurate.
Imports from Canada decreased 5.5% and exports to Mexico declined 7.5% from last week.