U.S. Net Natural Gas Exports In H1 2019 Doubles for Second Year (EIA)
From Jan. through June of 2019, U.S. net natural gas exports averaged 4.1 bcf/d, more than double the average net exports in 2018 (2.0 bcf/d), according to EIA’s Natural Gas Monthly. The United States became a net natural gas exporter on an annual basis in 2017 for the first time in almost 60 years. U.S. natural gas exports by pipeline to Canada and Mexico and exports LNG to several other countries. Much of the recent increase in total exports is a result of more LNG facilities coming online. Total U.S. exports of LNG through H1 2019 were 37% higher compared with the same period in 2018. Total U.S. LNG export capacity as of June 2019 was 5.4 bcf/d across four facilities and nine liquefaction trains.