Trump’s China deal may signal boost for US exporters

US President Donald Trump’s quest for closer trade ties with China could be the boost his country’s LNG industry needs, experts say US President Donald Trump’s quest for closer trade ties with China could be the boost his country’s LNG industry needs, experts say.
By Chris Noon 18 May 2017 0 25959
An LNG tanker off the US coast. China has been reluctant to sign direct agreements with US LNG suppliers (FERC)

Chinese LNG importers may be sceptical of a rapid surge in exports from the United States amid warmer rhetoric between the two countries over trade, but there is plenty of optimism stateside. 

“We are definitely happy about this,” Charlie Riedl, director of the Washington-based Centre for Liquefied Natural Gas (CLNG), told Interfax Natural Gas Daily. “This is a win for both US LNG suppliers and Chinese buyers,” he added. 

He has predicted China will have a “strong appetite” for US LNG cargoes. “Cheniere...

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