The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) Natural Gas Weekly Update released November 30th, 2017 noted U.S. LNG exports increased week over week. Four LNG vessels (LNG-carrying capacity of 14.9 Bcf) departed the Sabine Pass liquefaction facility last week (Thursday to Wednesday), and two tankers (LNG-carrying capacity of 7.1 Bcf) were loading at the terminal on Wednesday. November is likely to set a new record with 23 LNG cargoes loaded (an estimated 81 Bcf of LNG exports), exceeding the previous record set in October of 22 loaded cargoes according to the U.S. EIA
The EIA update also pointed out total U.S. consumption of natural gas fell by 6% compared with the previous report week. U.S. Natural gas consumed for power generation declined by 5% week over week, while industrial sector consumption decreased by 1% week over week. In the residential and commercial sectors, consumption declined by 10% as temperatures warmed across the country. Natural gas exports to Mexico decreased by 1%.