China’s LNG plants maintain supply share in October

Domestic liquefaction plants met more than half of China's LNG needs in October as heating requirements boosted demand Domestic liquefaction plants met more than half of China's LNG needs in October as heating requirements boosted demand.
By Tang Tian 9 November 2017 0 28306

Domesitc liquefaction plants met 55% of China’s LNG needs in October, unchanged from September, as rising heating needs boosted demand. Their share is expected to grow in November and December as import terminals curb LNG sales to meet piped gas demand.

Average LNG consumption

  Volume, bcm Change, month-on-month
May 1.968 1.97%
June 2.141 8.79%
July 2.335 9.06%
August 2.236 -4.23%
September 2.353 5.23%
October 2.366 0.55%
Sources: JLC, SCI

Breakdown of LNG supply

  from terminals, bcm from plants, bcm
May 0.98 1.14 
June 1.10 1.12
July 1.34 1.46
August 1.11 1.21
September 1.07 1.29
October 1.16 1.39
Sources: JLC, SCI

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