In the first half of 2023, the United States became the leading exporter of liquefied natural gas (LNG) worldwide 

This achievement followed the reopening of a Texas LNG plant that had been temporarily shut down due to a fire 

The Energy Information Administration (EIA) reported this information, citing data from the industry organization Cedigaz 

The resurgence in U.S. LNG exports was primarily driven by the Freeport LNG terminal, which resumed operations 

Global demand for LNG remained robust, particularly in Europe, contributing to the increase in U.S. exports 

Freeport LNG's facility fully resumed operations in late March after an eight-month outage caused by a fire incident in June 2022 

During the first half of the year, U.S. LNG exports averaged 11.6 billion cubic feet per day (bcfd), marking a 4% year-on-year increase 

Australia ranked second in LNG exports with an average of 10.6 bcfd, followed closely by Qatar at 10.4 bcfd 

Europe and Britain remained the primary destinations for U.S. LNG exports during this period, accounting for 67% (7.7 bcfd) of total U.S. exports 

This data underscores the significance of U.S. LNG exports in meeting global energy demands, with Freeport LNG playing a pivotal role in the industry's resurgence