September 2003

Trends and Resources

HP Impact: LNG imports for US to grow exponentially

LNG imports first surged on the US natural gas stage in the late 1990s, before settling at around 230 - 240 billion cubic feet per year (Bcfy) in 2001 - 2002. That amount represented ab..

Weirauch, Wendy, Hydrocarbon Processing Staff

LNG imports first surged on the US natural gas stage in the late 1990s, before settling at around 230 - 240 billion cubic feet per year (Bcfy) in 2001 - 2002. That amount represented about 1% of total US natural gas demand. "However, LNG imports are bound to play a much larger role on the US domestic gas stage within the next decade," says an analysis by A. M. Samsam Bakhtiari, NIOC, Tehran, Iran. The following are key highlights from his research. US gas supply. Besides LNG imports, only five other sources are available for supplying natural gas to the US market: Domestic production in lower-48 states

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