|2020-06-01 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据5月29日Offshore Energy消息：向美国生产出口液化天然气的设施输送的天然气量降至2019年10月以来的最低水平。5月24日，天然气日产量降至56亿立方英尺，而5月1日到5月26日的平均日产量为67亿立方英尺。
美国LNG原料气在3月和4月继续保持高水平，分别为86亿立方英尺 / 天和82亿立方英尺/天，但在5月20日至5月24日期间降至60亿立方英尺/天以下。
冯娟 摘译自 Offshore Energy
EIA: U.S. LNG feedgas deliveries lowest since October 2019
Natural gas deliveries to U.S. facilities producing liquefied natural gas for export (LNG feedgas) slipped to the lowest levels since October 2019.
The volumes declined to 5.6 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) on May 24, 2020, and averaged 6.7 Bcf/d from May 1 through May 26, EIA noted, citing IHS Markit data.
This was the lowest level of LNG feedgas deliveries since October 2019, despite 2.0 Bcf/d baseload (2.3 Bcf/d peak) of new liquefaction capacity that was commissioned over this period.
Declining levels of feedgas to LNG export facilities (and LNG export volumes) reflect a seasonal decline in LNG demand in the major consuming markets in Asia and Europe.
EIA also noted that the decline was also a result of the reduction in global LNG demand resulting from mitigation efforts related to the coronavirus (COVID-19), and historically low global LNG spot prices, which reduce economic viability of U.S. LNG exports.
Lower levels of U.S. LNG exports are expected to continue through the summer as buyers have canceled as many as 20 cargoes for June delivery and up to 45 cargoes for July delivery, according to trade press reports.
U.S. LNG feedgas and exports set new records this winter (December 2019–February 2020), averaging 8.3 Bcf/d and 7.6 Bcf/d, respectively, over this period, supported by the strong LNG demand in Europe and Asia, EIA said.
U.S. LNG feedgas continued to remain at high levels in March and April, averaging 8.6 Bcf/d and 8.2 Bcf/d, respectively, before declining below 6 Bcf/d from May 20 through May 24.
In January 2020, 74 LNG export cargoes were loaded in the United States—the highest monthly volume to date—followed by 66 cargoes in February, 71 cargoes in March, and an estimated 61 cargoes in April.
EIA also estimates that 40 cargoes were loaded between May 1 through May 24, which amounted to an estimated 5.8 Bcf/d of LNG exports, compared to 7.0 Bcf/d exported over the same period in April.
The Sabine Pass, Corpus Christi, and Cameron terminals had the largest reductions in vessel loadings in May. Announced cancellations of 20 LNG export cargoes in June and up to 45 cargoes in July could reduce LNG exports by an estimated 2.3 Bcf/d in June and more than 5.0 Bcf/d in July.
U.S. LNG export capacity has rapidly expanded in recent years and will continue to expand through this summer.
EIA notes that 2.7 Bcf/d baseload (3.0 Bcf/d peak) of new liquefaction capacity is scheduled to come online in 2020, bringing the total liquefaction capacity to 8.9 Bcf/d baseload (10.1 Bcf/d peak).