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Logistical Challenges Result in Ship-to-Ship transfers of US Propane Exports

April 2016, Vol. 243, No. 4

U.S. propane exports have increased significantly over the past three years, but only after market participants worked to overcome several challenges in transporting propane to export customers. After largely overcoming the first challenge of building sufficient export capacity, the next challenge involves economically transporting large quantities of propane over long distances. The current, although likely temporary, solution has resulted in import and export data abnormalities affecting U.S. propane exports to Asian countries. Asia, the largest regional destination for U.S. propane, imported 220,000 barrels per day (b/d) of U.S. propane in 2015, or slightly more than […]