US LNG exports lower than previous week
A US federal report on natural gas published December 16 showed total exports of gas in liquid form declined some 15bn ft3 from the previous week.
The US Energy Information Administration reported that 21 vessels laden with gas in liquid form left US export terminals during the week ending December 15, carrying a combined 80bn ft3/d of product. That is five fewer than the week ending December 8, when exports totalled 95bn ft3.
During the current reporting period, eight vessels left from Sabine Pass and four left from Cameron, both in Louisiana. From Texas, four each departed from Corpus Christi and Freeport. One ship departed from the Cove Point facility off Maryland.
In terms of piped natural gas, the government reported that imports from Canada averaged 4.8bn ft3/d, unchanged from the previous week.
Exports to Mexico, however, declined from the 5.3bn ft3/d average reported during the week ending December 8 to 5.1bn ft3/d for the current period.