Gladstone August LNG exports slip
LNG exports from the three liquefaction plants located on Curtis Island off Gladstone dipped when compared to the corresponding month in 2019.
Gladstone Ports Corporation’s shipping data shows that the three liquefaction plants exported a total of 25 cargoes in August. In terms of volume, the 25 cargoes amounted to a total of 1.67 million tons of the chilled fuel.
This compares to 27 cargoes totaling 1.79 million tons of LNG exported in August 2019.
Compared to the previous month when the three facilities exported 25 cargoes totaling 1.67 million tons, exports remained flat.
China remained the top destination for Gladstone LNG volumes. China imported 1.23 million tons of LNG shipped from the three Curtis Island plants. Malaysia imported 188,194 tons, with Japan and South Korea importing 134,192 tons and 115,643 tons, respectively.
For the calendar year so far, the three plants shipped a total of 216 LNG cargoes. Volumes of LNG exported reached 14.28 million tons during the period.
During the corresponding period in 2019, the three plants exported 216 cargoes totaling 14.43 million tons.
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.