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Yet more Australian LNG

While there's no end in sight for the global gas glut, higher crude prices will help exporters

Australia's liquefied natural gas (LNG) exports will rapidly increase this year as output ramps up at existing projects and new facilities come online. EnergyQuest, a consultancy, estimates that the country's LNG exports will surge by 62% in 2017, reaching 60m tonnes. Output ramp-ups at the Australia Pacific LNG facility in Queensland and Chevron's Gorgon project, in Western Australia, coupled with new projects coming online will help to push the country's exports 23m tonnes higher than in 2016. It will worsen the global gas glut. This year's surge will come after a 38% increase in 2016, which brought 36.8m tonnes of Australian LNG to markets. In 2015, Australia exported 26.7m tonnes. Th

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