Australia: Gladstone LNG exports rise in April

  • Ports & Logistics

LNG exports from the three liquefaction plants located on Curtis Island off Gladstone reached 1.93 million tons in April 2020.

Australia: Gladstone LNG exports rise in April
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Gladstone Ports Corporation data shows the three liquefaction plants exported 29 cargoes.

This compares to 1.82 million tons exported in March 2020 onboard 28 tankers.

April LNG exports also rose when compared to the corresponding month last year. To remind, the three facilities exported 27 cargoes in April 2019, totaling 1.78 million tons.

China also retains its spot as the top importer of Gladstone LNG volumes. China imported a total of 1.12 million tons in April.

South Korea imported 283,194 tons in April. Japan, Malaysia and Singapore imported 203,823 tons, 187,620 tons and 138,748 tons, respectively.

So far this year, the three liquefaction plants exported a total of 114 cargoes, totaling 7.52 million tons of the chilled fuel.

For comparison, the three plants shipped a total of 111 cargoes amounting to 7.37 million tons of LNG in the corresponding period 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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