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    China's LNG imports drop 15% in July

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The pipeline gas imports last month were up 8% yr/yr, however.

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China's LNG imports drop 15% in July

Chinese LNG imports in July dropped 15.4% year/year to 4.74mn metric tons, customs department data published on August 18 showed.

The cumulative LNG imports in the first seven months of the year were 35.93mn mt, down 20.3% yr/yr. The pipeline gas imports last month were 3.96mn mt, up 8% yr/yr. China’s cumulative pipeline gas imports during the January-July period were 26.28mn mt, up 10.8% yr/yr.

China last year imported a record 78.93mn metric tons of LNG, up 18.3% year/year, customs department data published in January showed.