China imported 1.72 million metric tons of LNG during the month of June, a 28.4% gain year on year, according to General Administration of Customs data.
In comparison to the month of May, imports of LNG into China jumped 50% on what was the lowest level since 2012. In May, the country imported 1.12 million metric tons of liquefied natural gas.
Platts reported that the majority of LNG imports came from Australia, while China also received cargoes from Equatorial Guinea LNG, Papua New Guinea LNG and Malaysia.
Natural gas imports via a pipeline dropped 13.7% in June compared to the same month in 2014 while, together with LNG imports, China’s total natural gas imports increased 2.7% year on year, totalling 3.5 million metric tons.
LNG World News Staff; Image: ABB