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.

Export Projects

Ten years have passed since Cheniere Energy Inc. ushered in the era of modern U.S. LNG exports by sanctioning the first two liquefaction trains at the Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana.   

The United States has since grown into the world’s third-largest liquefied natural gas exporter with several multi-train projects, but until recently, North American natural gas producers have mostly confined themselves to selling feed gas to the plants at domestic prices. This may be changing. Over the last year, several producers have publicly stated their intention to become involved in the LNG...