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US Facilities Still Operating at Low Utilization Rates as of June 22

Kayrros detected one restart and two outages in the week ended June 21

US facilities are operating at the lowest utilization rates since January at 58%

LNG exports
Figure 1. US LNG exports (‘000 m3/day) (Source: Kayrros)
  • The Kayrros Liquefaction Plant Monitor measured exports decreased by 25,000 cm/d to hit 121,000 cm/d last week.
  • Out of the six export terminals, only three ports exported cargoes last week: Port Arthur (Sabine Pass), Chesapeake Bay (Cove Point), and Calcasieu Lake (Cameron LNG).
  • The number of offline train days in Cameron, Corpus Christi, and Sabine Pass has already exceeded May values.
  • Feedgas nominations to all US liquefaction plants hit record-lows last week at an average of 3.6 Bcf/d. In the first four months of the year, feedgas deliveries averaged 8 Bcf/d.

Outages in other major exporting countries

North West Shelf Train 2 was detected back online on June 18.

  • The train had been offline since May 29.
  • This outage is part of planned maintenance at the Karratha gas plant, feeding the facility.
  • Maintenance dates from the operator (Woodside) were scheduled between May 20 and June 10.
  • All trains were detected online as of June 18.
  • Exports from Dampier port remained stable week-on-week at 120,000 cm/d.

A high flaring event was recorded at ADGAS on June 17.

  • All trains have been online since April 7. Train 3 underwent an outage between March 2 and April 6.
  • The probability of a train outage happening in a one-day window at the facility is 32%.

Train 3 at Oman LNG was detected offline on June 21.

  • Train 1 at the facility is offline for the second consecutive week.

Train 2 at Sakhalin was detected offline on June 21.

  • The outage is part of planned summer maintenance.
  • While both trains were initially scheduled to go under maintenance, Train 1 at Sakhalin was still seen as operational on a satellite acquisition from June 21.

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