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Feed gas deliveries to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export terminals bounced back over the weekend, surpassing 9 Bcf/d and hitting their highest point in weeks.
Foggy weather along parts of the Gulf Coast and periodic outages at both the Sabine Pass and Corpus Christi terminals in recent weeks have tested storage capacity and made it difficult at times for ships to load cargoes.
While fog is still expected to be a factor through the end of the week, Genscape Inc. noted that pipeline shipments to terminals “rebounded with a vengeance” over the weekend and hit a 50-day high of 9.2 Bcf/d on Saturday. Volumes hit a 126-day low of 6.3 Bcf/d last week, Genscape said. NGI’s U.S. LNG Export Tracker showed that feed gas deliveries broke the 9 Bcf/d mark on Friday and remained consistent through Monday.
As conditions improved, U.S. exports increased during the week ending March 18. Sixteen vessels departed carrying 59 Bcf, according to the Energy Information Administration. That’s up from 14 vessels that left in the prior week carrying 51 Bcf.