Chartering out LNG carriers has proved a lucrative earner for US producer Cheniere Energy in the last few months as demand and charter rates soared.

Speaking on its third-quarter results call, vice president and chief financial officer Zach Davis revealed that Cheniere is currently the second-largest charterer of LNG carriers globally.

Davis said the company is “proactive”, locking in long-term charters on ships as it signs up to similar term deals on LNG volumes.