Australian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) hit a record high in 2021 of 80.9 million tonnes, according to estimates based on shipping data from EnergyQuest. Significantly, it is likely that 2021 is close to the peak of Australian LNG production, added the Adelaide-based consultancy.
Australian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are likely to be zero in 2050 as all the existing projects are expected to have exhausted their proved plus probable (2P) reserves by then, EnergyQuest warned in its latest report.
Australian exports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) to China hit a new record for the full year ending June 2021 despite increased trade tensions between the two nations.
China overtook Japan as Australia’s top LNG export destination in the financial year ending June 2021 with 29.8 million tonnes (39%) of Australian export volume, slightly more than 29.4 million tonnes (37%) recorded over the same period a year before, reported EnergyQuest.
The Santos-led Barossa LNG export project is on track for a final investment decision (FID) within six months after drastically cutting costs and securing a major Japanese buyer for some of Australia’s dirtiest LNG.
Despite offshore exploration spending hitting a new low, drilling activities are expected to ramp up, with BP’s exciting Ironbark-1 well targeting a potentially giant gas deposit off Western Australia and Santos probing an exciting shale formation in Northern Australia