Panama Canal expansion map - canal bottlenecks still hold up LNG shipments.

Dealing with costly delays in getting tankers through the Panama Canal may slow down U.S. LNG shipments, according to Octavio Simoes, president of LNG export terminal developer Sempra LNG & Midstream. Bloomberg reported that Simoes calculated that every day a cargo is held up at the canal can cost a trader $45,000. Simoes was speaking at Energy Dialogues LLC’s North American Gas Forum in Washington.

More than one-third of ships are running up against delays in...

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