While LNG export capacity in the United States is set to continue ballooning through the end of the decade, the pace of supply contracts could be cooling for terminal projects still in development, according to the Energy Information Administration (EIA).

Last year marked another leap forward for U.S. liquefied natural gas export expansions, with three facilities moving to the construction phase. By 2028, the country’s export output is expected to nearly double from the current 12.3 million metric ton/year (mmty) nameplate capacity.

Meanwhile, developers of nine LNG projects inked sales and purchase agreements (SPA) worth 22 mmty, or 3 Bcf/d, last year, according to the EIA’s latest tally of U.S. LNG supply agreements.

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