China’s September LNG imports climb

China, the world’s largest energy consumer, reported a 13.3 percent year-on-year increase in September LNG imports.

LNG imports totaled 5.73 million tonnes last month, data from the General Administration of Customs showed.

In the January-September period, the country imported 47.90 million tonnes of chilled fuel, a year-on-year rise of 10.6 percent.

On the other side, China’s pipeline gas imports dropped by 5.9 percent to 2.93 million tonnes. Thes imports are down 7.2 percent year-on-year in the January-September period to 25.83 million tonnes.

China is currently the world’s second-largest importer of LNG behind Japan but this could change next year.

Japan’s LNG imports stood at 54.80 million tonnes in the January-September period, up by almost seven million tonnes compared to China’s.

- Advertisements -

Most Popular

LNG freight rates continue to drop in both basins

Spot charter rates for the global LNG carrier fleet are continuing to drop in both basins as vessel availability...

Germany’s Wilhelmshaven FSRU terminal gets another US LNG cargo

Germany’s first FSRU-based import facility in Wilhelmshaven has received another liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo from the US, according...

Freeport LNG gets FERC approval to begin restart of Texas plant

Freeport LNG, the operator of the three-train 15 mtpa liquefaction plant in Texas, has secured approval from US FERC...

More News Like This

Japan was the world’s largest LNG importer in 2022, followed by China

Japan has officially become the world’s top liquefied natural gas importer in 2022, overtaking China, but both of the...

China’s CNOOC in Fujian LNG milestone

State-owned China National Offshore Oil Company (CNOOC) has reached a milestone at its LNG import terminal in Fujian province...

China’s November LNG imports down 5.4 percent

China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports dropped by 5.4 percent in November when compared to the same month last...

China’s October LNG imports dip 34 percent

China’s liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports dropped by 34 percent in October when compared to the same month last...