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    China's LNG imports drop 28% in August

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The pipeline gas imports last month rose 9% yr/yr.

by: Shardul Sharma

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China's LNG imports drop 28% in August

Chinese LNG imports in August declined 28.1% year/year to 4.72mn metric tons, customs department data published on September 18 showed.

The cumulative LNG imports in the first eight months of 2022 came in at 40.64mn mt, down 21.3% yr/yr. China’s pipeline gas imports last month rose 9% yr/yr to 4.13mn mt, the data showed. The import volumes during the January-August period were up 10.6% yr/yr to 30.40mn mt.

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