U.S. LNG imports 1996-1997 should recover from low 1995 levels

Edward J. Swain Consultant Houston LNG exported from U.S. base-load long producer, 1991-2001 [20854 bytes] An LNG tanker is docked at Distrigas' LNG receiving plant at Everett, Mass. (LNG storage tanks appear in the upper left.) Imports of LNG into the U.S. in 1995 were the lowest since 1988, when 17.5 billion cu ft were imported. Total 1995 LNG imported from Algeria was 17.92 bcf compared to 50.78 bcf in 1994, a decrease of 64.7%. About 72% of imported Algerian LNG was received at the Distrigas Corp. terminal north of Boston. The remaining LNG was received at the Trunkline LNG Co. terminal, Lake Charles, La., which was reopened in December 1989. Trunkline LNG is a...

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