Natural Gas Monthly January 2012
The January issue of the NGM, featuring data through November 2011, has been released. The preliminary estimate of net imports of natural gas in the United States totaled 119 billion cubic feet (Bcf) for November, the lowest level since August 1991. This was caused by a significant increase in exports and a similar decrease in imports. Exports totaled approximately 128 Bcf, a 31% increase from October’s volume. Imports totaled about 246 Bcf, a 7% decrease from October’s volume and the lowest level since June 1998. Total exports now include volumes exported to Chile using LNG vessels, in addition to the countries previously reported.