China, world’s largest energy consumer, boosted its imports of the chilled fuel in March by 17.6 percent year-on-year.
China’s LNG imports rose to 1.99 million mt in March, according to the data by the General Administration of Customs.
In the first three months of the year, China imported 7.79 million mt of chilled gas, the data shows.
The country is the world’s third-biggest LNG importer, behind South Korea and the top LNG buyer, Japan. Its imports rose 33 percent to 26.06 million mt in 2016.
China’s LNG imports are expected to continue to rise as it as it is seeking to cut its addiction to coal to reduce pollution.
LNG World News Staff