RECORD liquefied natural gas shipments from Australia occurred during the month of July.
That was the verdict from analysts, EnergyQuest, who have just released their Australian LNG monthly report.
It showed record shipments including higher contributions from Gorgon and the North West Shelf.
Australian LNG shipments rose to a record 5.4m tonnes or 81 cargoes, up from 4.9m tonnes (74 cargoes) in June.
This was said to reflect higher Gorgon and North West Shelf output and steady Queensland output as well.
West coast projects shipped some 3.7m tonnes in July, up from 3.2m tonnes in June and Queensland projects shipped 1.7m tonnes, the same as the month before.
At 1.4m tonnes (21 cargoes) Gorgon production was reported to be just behind Australia’s largest LNG project, the North West Shelf, which shipped 1.5m tonnes (23 cargoes).
Exports to South Korea are said to be growing fast.
Compared with July 2016, deliveries to South Korea were up by almost 300% in July, with cargoes from APLNG, GLNG and Gorgon.
Deliveries to China were up 59% and to Japan up 10%, the report stated.