The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) natural gas weekly update released December 7th, 2017 noted four LNG vessels (LNG-carrying capacity of 14.0 Bcf combined) departed the Sabine Pass liquefaction facility over the report week (Wednesday, November 29 to Wednesday, December 6, 2017). Two tankers (LNG-carrying capacity of 6.9 Bcf combined) were loading at the terminal on Wednesday.
Total U.S. consumption of natural gas rose by 8% compared with the previous report week. Natural gas consumed for power generation climbed by 12% week over week. Industrial sector consumption increased by 1% week over week. In the residential and commercial sectors, consumption increased by 10%. Natural gas exports to Mexico decreased 7%.