Here's why current imports are limited, how they will grow

LNG IN THE US—2Tracking LNG production trains is more useful in projecting US LNG imports to the East and Gulf Coasts because imports will generally be limited by the availability of LNG, not import terminal capacity.West Coast imports, on the other hand, can be estimated by tracking the number of terminals that are approved and constructed. LNG imports to the US West Coast will be limited by the number of terminals developed, unless more than two or three come online. Click here to enlarge imageExamining US LNG imports in 2003 (Fig. 1) provides a good starting point for understanding the terminal vs. train issue.LNG in 2003 US imports of LNG in 2003 increased by 121% over 2002 to...

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