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.

Growth in U.S. LNG capacity has reached the point where it is a significant demand component of the country’s expansive natural gas market.

Currently running at over 13 Bcf/d, with the potential to consistently produce over 14 Bcf/d in the coming months, the aggregated demand pull from liquefied natural gas exports equals or exceeds the demand for gas within many of the larger basis markets in the United States.

As this growth continues, it will further integrate the country with the global gas market and require U.S. market participants to more closely analyze LNG flows.  Anticipating...