Global LNG production growth continues to lag expectations

 Construction in May 2010 on the Burrup Peninsula for Woodside's Pluto LNG plant was moving toward likely commissioning and start-up in early 2011 of the 4.3 million tpy first phase of the three-phase project. The plant, which around 2014-15 will be able to produce 12.9 million tpy, will handle natural gas from Pluto and Xena gas fields in the Carnarvon basin about 190 km northwest of Karratha, Western Australia. (Photograph from Woodside Energy Ltd.)Based on a Barclays Capital commodities research publication Sept. 7, 2010.Growth of global LNG production in 2010 is again poised to underperform expectations, as a cascade of maintenance outages at some of the world's largest liquefact...

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