|2020-06-04 来源： 中国石化新闻网|
中国石化新闻网讯 据6月2日Oil Monster消息：美国天然气期货周一下跌逾4%，原因是欧洲和亚洲的液化天然气出口继续以创纪录的低价格下跌。
Refinitiv早期数据显示，预计每天最大的LNG出口量下降将出现在Cheniere Energy Inc的路易斯安那州Sabine Pass和德克萨斯州Corpus Christi的出口工厂。
冯娟 摘译自 Oil Monster
U.S. Natural Gas Fall 4% as LNG Exports Drop on Record Low Global Prices
U.S. natural gas futures fell over 4% on Monday as liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports continue to drop on record low gas prices in Europe and Asia.
That price decline came despite forecasts for warmer weather and higher air conditioning demand over the next two weeks than previously expected.
Front-month gas futures for July delivery fell 7.7 cents, or 4.2%, to $1.772 per million British thermal units at 8:36 a.m. EDT (1236 GMT).
Data provider Refinitiv said gas output in the U.S. Lower 48 states was on track to fall to 87.6 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd) on the first day of June, down from a one-year low of 89.3 bcfd in May and an all-time monthly high of 95.4 bcfd in November.
With warmer weather coming, Refinitiv projected demand, including exports, would rise from 80.2 bcfd this week to 81.8 bcfd next week. That is much higher than Refinitiv's forecasts on Friday of 78.5 bcfd this week and 79.3 bcfd next week.
With U.S. gas prices expected to remain higher than European benchmarks through September, the amount of pipeline gas flowing to U.S. LNG export plants was on track to fall to a nine-month low of 4.3 bcfd on the first day of June as buyers cancel cargoes. That is down from an 8-month low of 6.4 bcfd during May and a monthly record high of 8.7 bcfd in February.
Most of the daily decline in LNG exports is expected at Cheniere Energy Inc's exports plants at Sabine Pass in Louisiana and Corpus Christi in Texas, according to early Refinitiv data.
Analysts at Energy Aspects said they expect around 125 U.S. cargoes to be shut-in this summer, potentially slashing LNG deliveries to Europe by up to 424 billion cubic feet compared to what was expected at the start of the summer.