LNG imports to the United States reached their lowest levels in 15 years during the first half of 2022, according to the Energy Information Administration, a possible sign that domestic production and infrastructure projects could be improving supply issues in the Northeast.

Recent EIA data showed U.S. imports of liquefied natural gas averaging 77 MMcf/d from January to June. It was a decrease from the five-year average during the same period of 174 MMcf/d.

The contrast for the winter months between October and March, when U.S. imports are historically at their highest, is even more stark. Imports averaged 93 MMcf/d during winter 2021-2022, compared to 1.8 Bcf/d in the winter 2006-2007.

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