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U.S. weekly LNG exports dip

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports from the United States declined during the past week.

U.S. weekly LNG exports dip
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According to the Energy Information Administration (EIA) data, a total of twelve vessels departed U.S. LNG export facilities during the week between October 8 and October 14.

The tankers had a total combined LNG-carrying capacity of 42 Billion cubic feet (Bcf).

This compares to 14 tankers with a combined LNG-carrying capacity of 52 Bcf, shipped in the previous week.

Out of the twelve tankers, Sabine Pass and Freeport LNG plants shipped four cargoes each. Corpus Christi facility shipped three cargoes with the Elba Island facility adding a single cargo in the period.

The Army Corps of Engineers noted that a barge sank in the Calcasieu Ship Channel on Tuesday night. The barge is one of three obstructions that must be cleared before large draft vessels can access the Cameron LNG facility and transit the channel.

The U.S. Coast Guard will determine when deep-draft traffic can resume in the channel.

Natural gas deliveries to U.S. liquefied natural gas (LNG) export facilities averaged 6.6 Bcf/d, or 0.7 Bcf/d lower than last week.