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Qatar Reclaims Crown From U.S. as World’s Top LNG Exporter

  • Qatar exported higher volumes of superchilled fuel in April
  • U.S. is expected to boost LNG exports later this year
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Qatar reclaimed the crown as the world’s top liquefied natural gas exporter from the U.S. just as the end of winter lowered demand for the heating fuel in the northern hemisphere. 

April exports of the superchilled fuel from Qatar surpassed 7.5 million metric tons, edging out the U.S., according to ship tracking data compiled by Bloomberg. Maintenance at Qatargas reduced the Middle Eastern nation’s exports a month earlier.