Editor’s Note: This column is part of a regular series by industry veteran Brad Hitch for NGI’s LNG Insight dedicated to addressing the complexities of the global natural gas market.

The Australian LNG industry has drawn a great deal of attention in the last year, which is no small achievement when considering the war in Ukraine and the anxiety currently surrounding the Chinese economy. 

Boasting the capacity to produce over 100 billion cubic meters (Bcm) of liquefied natural gas annually, or more than 3.5 Tcf, Australia not only rivals the United States for largest producer, the volatility created by its growing domestic market and ambitious climate goals appears set to directly impact the call on U.S. exports. 

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