LNG Export & Import Countries

November 3, 2021

Worldwide liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction facilities (operating and under construction), shipping routes, and flows.

LNG is flowing to Europe and east Asian markets primarily from the Middle East, Indonesia, Malaysia, Australia, and recently the US.

Liquefaction Capacity by Country (2020)
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November 2, 2021

Total global liquefaction capacity by country, led by Qatar, US (poised to become the largest exporter in 2022), and Australia.

In 2020, start-up of several liquefaction projects in Russia, Indonesia, Malaysia, and the US were delayed due to the impact of the Covid pandemic.

World LNG Liquefaction Capacity Growth
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November 3, 2021

Forecast of world liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction capacity growth through 2025, in MTPA (million tons per annum).

Early last year, liquefaction projects totaling 900 MTPA were proposed, primarily in the US and Canada, although most will be uneconomical and not be built.

World LNG Liquefaction Capacity Growth by Project

April 8, 2022

World liquefied natural gas (LNG) liquefaction capacity growth in Bcf/d, by country and project, between 2022 and 2025.

LNG imports to Europe is one of the supply sources intended to replace natural has from Russia. The US plans to deliver an additional 15 Bcm (1.5 Bcf/d) by the end of 2022 with additional annual increases in the years ahead.

LNG Regasification by Country (2020)
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November 3, 2021

In 2020, Japan, South Korea, and China had the largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification capacity in the world.

Early last year, 39 countries had LNG receiving capabilities .

LNG Exports by Country (2020)
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November 3, 2021

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports, by country, for 2020 in MTPA (million tons per annum), led by Australia, Qatar, and the US.

In 2020, twenty countries were exporters of LNG with the top five having 71% of total market share. The US is poised to become the worlds largest exporter in 2022.

LNG Shipping

November 3, 2021

2020 charter rates for shipping LNG by technology type.

The number of voyages in 2020, compared to 2019, only grew modestly due to demand reductions from Covid pandemic coupled with a mild winter.

LNG Imports by Country (2020)
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November 3, 2021

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) 2020 imports by country, in MTPA (million tons per annum), led by Japan, China, and South Korea.

Global LNG trade remained relatively flat in 2020, compared to 2019, despite Covid related impacts on both the supply and demand side.

European LNG Imports
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April 7, 2022

European liquefied natural gas (LNG) 2020 imports by country, in Bcf/d, led by Spain, UK, and France.

There are currently 37 LNG regasification terminals located throughout Europe, of which 26 are located in EU member states.

North American LNG Exports to 2030
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June 18, 2021

Forecast to 2030 of North American liquified natural gas (LNG) exports from 9 US and 1 Canadian facility. Additional map showing the locations of the facilities.

LNG Exports are expected to increase over the next decade as Henry Hub pricing continues to offer worldwide buyers the ability to transact in a highly liquid and transparent market.

US LNG Export Projects

November 3, 2021

Status of the operational and under-construction US liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects, including capacities in million tonnes per annum (MTPA) and in-service dates.

The US now has seven large operating LNG export facilities, with Calcasieu Pass LNG being the latest when they began producing LNG in January 2022. There are currently four facilities under construction and a number that have either been approved or proposed.

Alaska LNG Export Project

November 3, 2021

The Alaska liquefied natural gas (LNG) project and corresponding pipeline, from the North Slope to southcentral Alaska.

The proponent, Alaska Gasline Development Corporation (AGDC), received FERC authorization in Q2 2020 and Army Corps approval in Q4 2021.

West Coast Canada LNG Export Projects

March 7, 2022

Status of the operational, under-construction, and proposed Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, including capacities and in-service dates.

Access to pipeline connectivity is a crucial piece for developing western Canada LNG export liquefaction projects.

Canadian LNG Exports to 2035
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June 28, 2023

Forecast to 2035 of Canadian liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports led by Shell’s LNG Canada facility on the west coast. Also discusses the impact LNG Canada will have on Canada’s supply/demand. Additional map showing the locations and pipelines supplying facilities.

LNG exports are the largest Canadian demand driver over the last half of the decade as LNG Canada is expected to begin exporting in 2025. Completion of LNG Canada’s second train moves their total demand to 3.6 Bcf/d by 2030 and, coupled with the 0.3 Bcf/d from two smaller terminals (Tilbury and Woodfibre) in BCs lower mainland yields total Canadian LNG exports of 3.9 Bcf/d by 2030.

Australian LNG Export Projects

November 3, 2021

Australian liquefied natural gas (LNG) export projects with capacity and operating in-service dates.

Currently, Australia has ten operating LNG export facilities; the largest facility is Gorgon, developed by Chevron, ExxonMobil, and Shell.

Russian LNG Export Projects

November 3, 2021

Russian liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects showing capacity in million tones per annum (MTPA), operating in-service rates and seasonal shipping routes.

The majority of Russian LNG produced will be shipped to the Asia/Pacific region (mostly China) through the Bering Strait in the summer and the Suez Canal in the winter.