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Spain top destination for U.S. LNG exports in September

The United States Department of Energy reported that Spain was the top importer of liquefied natural gas from U.S. facilities in September. 

In September, the U.S. facilities shipped a total of 49 cargoes, which compares to 44 cargoes in the previous month and 24 cargoes in the corresponding month last year.

The DeE said in its monthly report that the exported volumes totaled 160.1 Billion cubic feet in September, which is 15.7 percent up on August and 96.9 percent more than September 2018.

Out of the 49 cargoes, 28 were shipped from Cheniere’s Sabine Pass facility and further 10 from its Corpus Christi export plant. Additionally, Sempra’s Cameron LNG plant shipped 5 cargoes, Dominion’s Cove Point plant exported 4 and the remaining two cargoes have been shipped from the Freeport LNG facility.

Top five countries, representing 63.5 percent of total U.S. LNG exports in September were Spain with 37.9 Bcf, Japan with 28.1 Bcf, India with 14.4 Bcf, South Korea with 10.8 Bcf and Mexico with 10.4 Bcf.

Since it started exporting LNG in February 2016, the United States have exported a total of 984 cargoes, landing in 36 countries. DoE data shows that in terms of volume, total exports from February 2016 through September 2019 amounted to 3.2 Trillion cubic feet.