Now poised for the biggest year ever in 2019, 2018 was a record breaking year for the emerging U.S. natural gas export business. Most recent U.S. Department of Energy data indicate that LNG exports hit a record of nearly 110 Bcf in November 2018. This is a 35% jump from November 2017, with so much more to come: “U.S. Liquefied Natural Gas Hits Record Highs Again. This year, we will pass Malaysia to become the world’s third largest LNG exporter (Australia could surpass Qatar to take the top spot).