United States on course for net exports by 2018 – EIA

US gas exports hit a record high in 2016 following the startup of the Sabine Pass LNG plant and growing pipeline demand from Mexico
By Therese Robinson 30 June 2017

The United States is expected to become a net exporter of gas on an annual basis by 2018, according to the Energy Information Administration’s (EIA’s) Annual Energy Outlook 2017 reference case.


US gas exports increased by 30% in 2016 from a year earlier, to 65.6 billion cubic metres. The EIA reported that this was a record-high level and “more than three-times larger than the level 10 years ago”. The growth was as a result of infrastructure improvements, including gas pipelines and LNG...

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