According to data and analytics company GlobalData, the US will contribute to 40% of the global new-build small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity additions by 2023.

GlobalData’s report revealed that the US is likely to account for a new-build, small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity of 6,760 thousand tonnes per annum (ktpa) from planned and announced projects by 2023.

“The US is expected to add 20 new-build small-scale LNG liquefaction terminals by 2023,” said Dipayan Chakraborty, Oil & Gas Analyst at GlobalData.

“Of these, the Browntown and Browntown II terminals will have the highest capacities, each with 2,120 kpta. The Browntown terminal is expected to start operations in 2020 and the Browntown II terminal in 2021.”

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Source: GlobalData

China was ranked the second highest country globally in terms of new-build, small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity additions with 3,810 ktpa by 2023. 

“Russia stands third globally with new-build, small-scale LNG liquefaction capacity additions of 3,160 ktpa by 2023. The country is expected to add eight planned and announced small-scale LLNG liquefaction terminals during the outlook period.”