US weekly LNG exports rise to 20 cargoes

US liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports rose in the week ending September 14 when compared to the week before, according to the Energy Information Administration.

The agency said in its weekly natural gas report that 20 LNG carriers departed the US plants between September 8 and September 14, two more compared to the week before.

According to the agency, the total capacity of LNG vessels carrying these cargoes is 74 Bcf.

Also, natural gas deliveries to US LNG export facilities decreased by 0.1 Bcf/d to an average of 11.2 Bcf/d this report week.

Cheniere’s Sabine Pass plant shipped seven cargoes and its Corpus Christi facility sent four shipments.

Sempra’s Cameron LNG also dispatched four shipments, while Venture Global LNG’s Calcasieu Pass terminal shipped three cargoes.

Elba Island and Cove Point each shipped one cargo as well, EIA said, citing shipping data by Bloomberg Finance.

Freeport LNG did not ship any cargoes during the week under review.

It plant remains shut following an incident at the facility that took place on June 8. The LNG terminal operator delayed the restart of its 15 mtpa LNG export plant in Texas to November.

Henry Hub rises

This report week, the Henry Hub spot price rose 56 cents from $8.13 per million British thermal units (MMBtu) last Wednesday to $8.69/MMBtu this Wednesday, the agency said.

Moreover, the price of the October 2022 NYMEX contract increased $1.272, from $7.842/MMBtu last Wednesday to $9.114/MMBtu this Wednesday.

The price of the 12-month strip averaging October 2022 through September 2023 futures contracts climbed 89.9 cents to $7.424/MMBtu, the agency said.

TTF drops

According to the agency, international natural gas futures prices declined this report week.

Bloomberg Finance reported that weekly average futures prices for LNG cargoes in East Asia decreased $2.88 to a weekly average of $53.19/MMBtu.

Natural gas futures for delivery at the Dutch TTF decreased $5.68 to a weekly average of $60.81/MMBtu, the agency said.

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