From the U.S. Energy Information Administration today:

Source: EIA, based on World LNG Report, 2014 Edition, reproduced with permission from the International Gas Union, and The LNG Industry annual reports, 2006-13, reproduced with permission from the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers.

Floating regasification is a flexible, cost-effective way to receive and process shipments of liquefied natural gas (LNG). Floating regasification is increasingly being used to meet natural gas demand in smaller markets, or as a temporary solution until onshore regasification facilities are built. Of four countries planning to begin importing LNG in 2015, three of them—Pakistan, Jordan, and Egypt—have chosen to do so using floating regasification rather than building full-scale onshore regasification facilities.

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