Note: Calculations assume export from the Sabine Pass liquefaction terminal at an average LNG Carrier speed of 19.5 knots and one-day transit time through the Panama and Suez Canals. The newly expanded Panama Canal will be able to accommodate 90% of the world’s current liquefied natural gas (LNG) tankers with LNG-carrying capacity up to 3.9 billion cubic feet (Bcf). Prior to the expansion, only 30 of the smallest LNG tankers (6% of the current global fleet) with capacities up to 0.7 Bcf could transit the canal. The expansion has significant implications for LNG trade, reducing travel time and transportation costs for LNG shipments from the U.S. Gulf Coast to key markets in Asia and providing additional access to previously regionalized LNG markets. The new locks in the canal provide access to a wider lane for vessels and […]