Qatar was the world’s No.1 LNG exporter in April, bouncing back after scheduled maintenance curbed volumes in February and March. The emirate exported a 2022-high 7.34mn tons in April according to data intelligence firm Kpler, putting it well ahead of the USA and last year’s No.1 Australia (see charts 1 & 2). Overall, the USA has been the largest exporter so far this year and will tussle with Qatar and Australia for the crown for 2022 as a whole.