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    Chinese LNG imports drop 28% in May

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The imports were up 13.3% month/month, however.

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Chinese LNG imports drop 28% in May

Chinese LNG imports in May were 4.93mn metric tons, down 28.1% year/year, customs department data published on June 18 showed. The imports were up 13.3% month/month, however.

The cumulative LNG imports during the first five months of the year were 26.49mn metric tons, down 19.6% yr/yr. The pipeline gas imports in May were 4.15mn metric tons, up 26% yr/yr. China’s cumulative pipeline gas imports in January-May came in at 18.42mn mt, up 11.3% yr/yr, the customs data showed.  

China last year imported a record 78.93mn metric tons of LNG, up 18.3% year/year, customs department data published on January 18 showed.