Natural Gas News – January 3, 2023

Natural Gas News – January 3, 2023

Qatar, US Top Global LNG Exports in 2022

Qatar and the United States have topped global exports of LNG in 2022 in light of the energy crisis amid the ongoing war in Ukraine, Bloomberg revealed on Tuesday based on ship-tracking data. The report found that Doha and Washington exported 81.2 million tonnes of LNG, a figure that represented what Bloomberg described as “a modest increase” for the Gulf state. The data also showed a major increase for the US, which had expanded its exports in 2016, leading it to become a key supplier on a global scale. Last year saw Europe grapple with an energy crisis following Russia’s war on Ukraine, causing many countries in the region to turn to Qatar and the US in an effort to reduce their reliance on Moscow’s gas. Europe previously received 40% of its gas supplies from Moscow as almost a third of shipments passed through… For more info go to

First LNG Tanker Arrives at Germany’s New Floating Terminal

A tanker ship carrying liquified natural gas (LNG) arrived at the newly constructed floating terminal at the north German port of Wilhelmshaven on Tuesday. The Maria Energy vessel was carrying a shipment of LNG from the US that would be converted back into gas and pumped into Germany’s energy network. The facility at Wilhelmshaven is one of several that were quickly set up to allow for the replacement of gas that had previously been flowing into Germany through pipelines. Environmental activists said they would protest the arrival of the ship, arguing that Germany should not be importing fossil fuels, especially not gas acquired through fracking. German Chancellor Olaf Scholz inaugurated the facility in mid-December following the arrival of the Höegh Esperanza — a 300-meter-long ship… For more info go to


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