LNG exports from the Gladstone port in Australia’s Queensland rose by about 4.8 percent in June due to higher volumes going to China, according to the monthly data by Gladstone Ports Corporation.
Curtis Island is home to the Santos-operated GLNG plant, the ConocoPhillips-led APLNG terminal, and Shell’s QCLNG facility. These are the only LNG export facilities on Australia’s east coast.
Last month, about 1,869 million tonnes of LNG or 28 cargoes left the three Gladstone terminals on Curtis Island.
This compares to 1,783 million tonnes or 28 cargoes in June 2022, the data shows.
June LNG exports dropped by about 3 percent compared to the previous month when LNG exports reached some 1,927 million tonnes of LNG or 29 cargoes.
Moreover, most of June LNG exports or 1,325 million tonnes landed in China, marking a rise of 54.3 percent when compared to 858,456 tonnes last year.
Besides China, volumes to Malaysia were almost flat in June and they reached 125,836 tonnes, while volumes to South Korea dropped to 222,988 tonnes last month from 357,018 tonnes last year.
GPC also reported that 123,413 tonnes of LNG were sent to Thailand in June and 71,837 tonnes were sent to Singapore.