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Preliminary numbers show that U.S. exports of liquefied liquefied petroleum gas have doubled in four years but that the United States still lags behind competitors in many aspects of energy and manufacturing.
A report released Tuesday by the government’s Energy Information Administration said that U.S. exports of LNG reached $5.15 billion in 2012 and accounted for 16 percent of the total exports of LNG from around the world.
That was also the highest U.S. share of LNG volume worldwide for four years.
But exports were down 3.7 percent in 2013 and the last three years of the report found that LNG volumes had dropped by an annual percentage rate of 1.4 percent.
The U.S. is a major LNG exporter — accounting for 35 percent of the LNG volume in 2014 — but as a major LNG importer, the United States still is a laggard relative to other LNG exporters such as China and India, which account for about a fifth of the world market.
A U.S. Geological Survey study in May found that exports for the past five years declined at the same time that a glut of LNG is setting off high prices in U.S. markets. Last year, the U.S. exported 1.7 million barrels per day of LNG, up from 1.65 million barrels in 2011. The total volume at the end of April was roughly 16 percent of U.S. consumption.
The report said there are two reasons for the lag in U.S. exports