Supply & Demand

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 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 0 26575

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.

Exports

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...