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Australia: Gladstone LNG exports edge up

  • Ports & Logistics

LNG exports from the three liquefaction plants located on Curtis Island off Gladstone reached 1.82 million tons during March 2020.

Gladstone Ports Corporation shows the three liquefaction plants exported a total of 28 cargoes.

Compared to February 2020 this is a 2 percent increase. Gladstone LNG plants exported a total of 1.79 million tons in the previous month.

However, compared to March 2019 this is a 5.5 percent drop. The three facilities exported 29 cargoes totaling 1.93 million tons of LNG in March 2019.

China remained the top imported of Gladstone LNG volumes. The three plants exported a total of 1.09 million tons of LNG to China in March.

South Korea imported 414,875 tons of LNG. Malaysia and Japan absorbed 186,694 and 127,228 tons of LNG, respectively.

So far this year, the three liquefaction plants exported a total of 85 cargoes, totaling 5.59 million tons of the chilled fuel.

For comparison, the three plants shipped a total of 84 cargoes amounting to 5.59 million tons of LNG in the corresponding quarter in 2019.

The LNG export plants located on Curtis Island include Shell’s Queensland Curtis LNG, Santos Gladstone LNG, and the ConocoPhillips-operated Australia Pacific LNG terminal.

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