LNG exports in Louisiana, U.S. as a whole are on the rise


Nine vessels carrying LNG left from Louisiana last week, part of a rise in U.S. exports of the super-chilled fuel.

According to the Energy Information Administration, a total of 21 vessels departed U.S. ports the week ending July 21, carrying a total of 76 billion cubic feet. Six shoved off from the Sabine Pass terminal; three from Cameron LNG. Four others left from Texas; two from Maryland and one from Elba Island off the coast of Georgia.

Exports totaled 71 billion cubic feet the previous week.

Six departed from the Sabine Pass terminal and three left from Cameron, both in Louisiana. From Texas, five left from the Freeport terminal and four left from Corpus Christi. Two laden vessels left from the Cove Point facility off Maryland and one left from Elba Island off the coast of Georgia.

EIA credits an increase in international natural gas and LNG spot prices in Asia and Europe as well as an increase in global LNG demand following the easing of COVID-19 restrictions for the growth. Additionally, LNG export facilities in several countries have experienced  continuous unplanned outages, including Australia, Malaysia, Nigeria, Algeria, Norway, and Trinidad and Tobago.