European demand growth is driving a rise in American energy exports.

The US is now the world leader in LNG

Increases in energy consumption in Europe have led to a boom in the United States’ exports of energy.

According to a report that was released by the United States Energy Information Administration on Monday, the United States became the top exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in the world during the first half of 2022.

The EIA said that exports increased by 12 percent in the first six months of 2022 compared to the second half of 2021. The EIA cited data from CEDIGAZ, the International Association for Natural Gas, as their source for this information.

Because of this, the United States was able to beat out both Australia and Qatar, who are the other two main suppliers of LNG.

The EIA provided an explanation for the rise by pointing to the skyrocketing prices of natural gas and LNG, as well as the growing demand around the world, particularly in Europe.

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According to the EIA, countries on the continent have increased their LNG imports since the end of the previous year in order to fill natural gas storage inventories that are at historically low levels and to compensate for lower pipeline supplies from Russia.


This was done in order to fill natural gas storage inventories that are at historically low levels. This action was taken in order to replenish natural gas storage reserves, which were at levels not seen since records began being kept.

As per the agency, the amount of LNG that was imported into the European Union and the United Kingdom increased by 63 percent in the first half of this year.


Additionally, just over 70 percent of the LNG that was produced in the United States was shipped to the European Union and the United Kingdom.


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