China Overtakes Japan As World’s Top LNG Buyer

China Overtakes Japan As World’s Top LNG Buyer, says an article on Xinder Marine.

World’s largest buyer

China’s rising imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) position it to surpass Japan this year as the world’s largest buyer of the superchilled fuel, pricing data and cargo tracking firm ICIS Edge said on Wednesday.

The shift – which some analysts had not expected until 2022 – could happen very soon on a 12-month rolling basis as China’s strong economic recovery, cold weather and a crackdown on...

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