LNG

Australian LNG exports hit 56.8 mt in 2017

Australia increased its LNG exports by 26% in 2017 as the giant Gorgon project ramped up Australia increased its LNG exports by 26% in 2017 as the giant Gorgon project ramped up.
By Andrew Walker 18 January 2018 0 29152
LNG exports by project

Australia’s LNG exports were up by 26% year on year in 2017, according to statistics gathered by EnergyQuest. The country is the second-largest exporter of LNG behind Qatar and, given its rapid rate of growth, should take Qatar’s place in the coming years.

The biggest growth in exports came from the Gorgon LNG plant, which brought its third train online in March last year. The facility’s output hit 11.3 mt in 2017, and exports are expected to keep growing until it reaches its nameplate capacity of...