China’s 2016 LNG imports rise 33 pct YoY

For illustration only (Image courtesy of CNOOC)

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) imports into China, the world’s largest energy consumer, rose 33 percent in 2016 as compared to the year before, according to the General Administration of Customs data.

China imported 26.06 million mt of the chilled fuel in 2016, as compared to 19.63 million mt in 2015, the data shows.

The country imported record 3.73 million tonnes of LNG in December, topping the previous record 2.66 million tonnes that landed in China in November as a cold snap across the country spurred demand. Compared to December in 2015, LNG imports rose 78.1 percent.

China started importing chilled gas in 2006 and is currently the world’s third largest LNG importer– representing about 8% of global LNG imports in 2015.

The country’s LNG imports are expected to continue to rise in the next five years as it as it is seeking to cut its addiction to coal to reduce pollution.


LNG World News Staff



Share this article

Follow LNG World News


<< Jan 2018 >>
1 2 3 4 5 6 7
8 9 10 11 12 13 14
15 16 17 18 19 20 21
22 23 24 25 26 27 28
29 30 31 1 2 3 4

Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC) 2018

The 3rd Singapore Maritime Technology Conference and Exhibition (SMTC) 2018…

read more >

CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit

The inaugural CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit, with participation and support from METI, JERA, Tokyo Gas and IEEJ, is the dedicated platform for international suppliers…

read more >

Asia Pacific Maritime and Offshore Exhibition 2018

7 years in the making, APM is the premier shipbuilding & marine, workboat and offshore exhibition in Asia…

read more >

CWC 2nd Papua New Guinea Petroleum & Energy Summit

The 2nd CWC Papua New Guinea Petroleum and Energy Summit is held under the patronage of the Prime Minister of Papua New Guinea…

read more >