LNG tankers passing through the Panama Canal without a reservation faced average wait times of more than a week Jan. 22, continuing the constraints that began in earnest in October. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The passageway is the shortest tanker route from the US Gulf Coast to Asia, the world’s biggest import market for LNG. Panama Canal Authority officials originally blamed fog, higher-than-average arrivals and additional safety procedures to prevent further spread of the coronavirus. More recently, they cited the combination of global economic recovery and peak LNG season. The ongoing constraints come at a time when US LNG export activity remains strong. LNG vessels that arrive with reservations transit the Canal promptly. For those without reservations, the average […]