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U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered to Brazil Rising as Demand Breaks Records

U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered to Brazil Rising as Demand Breaks Records

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes sourced from the United States are taking up an increasingly important share of Brazil’s booming import market, according to market research firm Kpler. Brazil saw its highest-ever level of LNG in June, when imports clocked in at 657,000 tons. This compared to zero cargoes last June and 184,000 tons received…

July 21, 2021

U.S. LNG Cargoes Delivered in June to India Hit Record — The Offtake

A roundup of news and commentary from NGI’s LNG Insight A record nine U.S. LNG cargoes were delivered to India last month, according to Kpler. That’s up from the previous record of seven U.S. arrivals last November. India has returned to the spot market as a sharp spike in Covid-19 cases has eased. Through the…

July 8, 2021
Japanese Alliance Formed to Buy, Promote Carbon-Neutral LNG

Japanese Alliance Formed to Buy, Promote Carbon-Neutral LNG

Utility Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. has joined forces with 14 other Japanese city gas end-users to form an alliance dedicated to buying and promoting carbon-neutral liquefied natural gas (LNG).  The Carbon Neutral LNG Buyers Alliance plans to promote awareness for decarbonized cargoes, which, unlike traditional shipments, offsets emissions with credit purchases that fund worldwide environmental…

March 10, 2021
LNG Loading Disrupted as Weather Continues to Upend U.S. Export Operations

LNG Loading Disrupted as Weather Continues to Upend U.S. Export Operations

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) operations were again disrupted on Wednesday as wintry weather continued to grip the Gulf Coast, forcing traders to shuffle cargoes as American exports continued to decline. Power has been restored at Cameron LNG in Hackberry, LA, after a problem with the transmission grid knocked it offline Monday. But the terminal…

February 17, 2021
LNG Cargoes Returning to Europe as Asian Demand Softens

LNG Cargoes Returning to Europe as Asian Demand Softens

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes are returning to Europe after a hiatus that saw vessels flocking to Asia amid a historic cold snap last month. Milder weather in Asia along with stronger supply levels have spot prices for March delivery trending below $8.00/MMBtu, disincentivizing European reloads and marginal cargoes from the United States. Asian spot…

February 5, 2021
Natural Gas Futures Weighed Down by Weather, Production, LNG and Storage Concerns

Natural Gas Futures Weighed Down by Weather, Production, LNG and Storage Concerns

Natural gas futures plummeted Wednesday as weather models continued to seesaw, production increased, export cargoes were reportedly cancelled, and the latest government inventory print fell shy of market expectations. The January Nymex contract settled at $2.608/MMBtu, down 17.2 cents day/day. February fell 16.1 cents to $2.588. NGI’s Spot Gas National Avg., meanwhile, dropped 18.0 cents…

December 23, 2020
U.S. LNG Exports Expected to Bounce Back, Near Capacity in Months Ahead

U.S. LNG Exports Expected to Bounce Back, Near Capacity in Months Ahead

U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports will likely reach capacity of roughly 10 Bcf/d by the winter after dropping to about 30% of capacity in July because of the demand devastation caused by Covid-19, analysts told NGI this week. Some analysts see capacity ramping through the end of the year, while others expect a sharp…

September 2, 2020
U.S. LNG Exports Averaged Just 3.1 Bcf/d in July as Utilization Rates Plummeted, Says EIA

U.S. LNG Exports Averaged Just 3.1 Bcf/d in July as Utilization Rates Plummeted, Says EIA

Down sharply from a peak of 8.0 Bcf/d in January, U.S. exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) fell sharply to average just 3.1 Bcf/d in July, according to figures published Tuesday by the Energy Information Administration (EIA). The 3.1 Bcf/d of exports averaged in July roughly matches the volume exported in May 2018, when total…

August 11, 2020
LNG Recap: U.S. Export Outlook Improving as Winter Months Near

LNG Recap: U.S. Export Outlook Improving as Winter Months Near

The outlook for U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports is slowly improving as fewer cargo cancellations and increasing feed gas deliveries are likely in the months ahead.  Analysts at Goldman Sachs said Monday that they’re comfortable keeping their forecast for feed gas deliveries to U.S. export terminals from August to October at 4.3, 6 and…

July 27, 2020
U.S. LNG Output Tested as Natural Gas Prices Crater Worldwide

U.S. LNG Output Tested as Natural Gas Prices Crater Worldwide

Domestic liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports have remained steady and are on track to finish the month well above year-ago levels as the market continues to be tested by word of new cargo cancellations and warning signs for what lies ahead.

April 23, 2020
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