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China imports no U.S. LNG in Dec.; Malaysia cargoes reach record

China imports no U.S. LNG in Dec.; Malaysia cargoes reach record

SHANGHAI : China didn’t import LNG from the U.S. in December after resuming shipments the previous month amid a trade dispute, according to data from the General Administration of Customs.
*** Annual imports 23.5m tons in 2018, according to Bloomberg calculations based on customs data

** Qatar 1.12m tons, highest since January

*** Annual imports 9.24m tons: Bloomberg calculations

** Malaysia 673,456 tons, highest on record

** Indonesia 776,439 tons, also record-high

** NOTE: China overtook S. Korea as world’s 2nd-biggest LNG
importer in 2017

* Pipeline imports in December:

** Turkmenistan at 2.14m tons

*** Annual imports 25.3m tons in 2018: Bloomberg calculations

** Uzbekistan supplies at 359,024 tons

** Kazakhstan at 253,191 tons