U.S. became net LNG importer in 1997

Edward J. Swain Consultant Houston Despite a slight increase in exports, 1997-the most recent year for which full data are available from the U.S. Energy Information Agency (EIA)-saw the U.S. become a net importer of LNG for the first time. LNG imports into the U.S. for the year nearly doubled, compared with those for 1996. Total 1997 LNG imports were 77.78 bcf, compared to 40.27 bcf in 1996 (OGJ, Jan. 19, 1998, p. 52), an increase of 93.1%. Algeria supplied 65.67 bcf, Australia 9.69 bcf, and Abu Dhabi 2.42 bcf. About 60.7% of the imported LNG was received at Distrigas Corp.'s terminal just north of Boston. The remaining LNG was received at the Global Asset Deve...

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