LNG

East Asia’s LNG imports dominated by two suppliers

Australia and Qatar have delivered nearly half of all the LNG received by East Asia in 2017 Australia and Qatar have delivered nearly half of all the LNG received by East Asia in 2017.
By Andrew Walker 21 December 2017 0 28872
Japanese LNG imports, 2017.

Japan receives more LNG from Australia than any other country, and the share of Australian supplies in Japan’s import mix has been growing in recent years, rising from 21% in 2014 to nearly 30% in January-October 2017. Meanwhile, imports from the Middle East and Qatar, in particular, have fallen. Qatar’s share of Japan’s LNG imports dropped from 18% in 2014 to 12% in 2017. 

South Korea LNG imports, 2017.

South Korea’s largest supplier of LNG is...