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Pakistan’s LNG imports hit second-highest level to date in April

The country took 22% more LNG year on year in April 2019, a volume amounting to more than 700,000 tons.

15 May 2019 Asia Pacific

Thailand’s LNG imports up 40% in Q1

Thailand’s LNG imports are growing as the country’s domestic gas production is declining.

13 May 2019 Asia Pacific

CNOOC’s Tianjin terminal tops China’s trucked LNG sales

CNOOC’s Tianjin facility sold the most truckloads of LNG in China last month despite a decline from March.

9 May 2019 Asia Pacific

Singapore’s LNG imports up 27% year on year in March

Singapore’s LNG imports hit their fifth-highest level on record in March as the country received the equivalent of five cargoes.

8 May 2019 Asia Pacific
CNOOC's LNG terminal in Tianjin

Australian dominance grows as China’s LNG imports rise

Australia increased its share of China’s LNG imports in Q1 2019 year on year, while China's LNG and pipeline imports both continued to grow at double-digit rates.

7 May 2019 Asia Pacific

Taiwan leads Asian spot LNG price decline

The price of spot LNG in Asia fell by an average of around 6% in April, with Taiwan seeing the biggest drop.

7 May 2019 Asia Pacific

China to cut LNG output ahead of public holiday

Plants in the north of the country are expected to reduce production for the Labour Day holiday.

2 May 2019 Asia Pacific
A nuclear power plant in Japan

Risks to Japanese nuclear could boost LNG imports

Japan could see some of its operational nuclear reactors shut down next year, a move that will likely lead to a rise in the country’s LNG imports.

25 April 2019 Asia Pacific

Imports increase share of EU gas consumption in 2018

The share of imports in Europe’s gas mix rose last year despite Q4 declines in Russian and Norwegian supplies.

25 April 2019 Europe & Russia

Sinopec’s Tianjin terminal takes top spot in Chinese trucked LNG sales

The facility was China’s top-selling terminal for the first time in two months last week, sending out an average of 209 trucks per day.

25 April 2019 Asia Pacific

Trading subdued on China’s gas exchanges

Piped trades on the SHPGX hit their lowest level for two months last week, while the CQPGX dropped to its lowest since trading began last year.

24 April 2019 Asia Pacific

Maghreb-Europe pipeline leads decline in North African exports to Europe

North African pipeline exports to Europe fell by 18.3% last week as a result of weak demand in Spain and Italy.

23 April 2019 Middle East & Africa

CNOOC’s Tianjin terminal takes LNG sales top spot

The facility sold an average of 260 tankers per day last week, the most of China’s terminals.

18 April 2019 Asia Pacific

South Korea’s LNG imports fall 20% year on year in Q1

The country took 35% less LNG in March as a mild winter and increased nuclear generation reduced demand for the fuel.

17 April 2019 Asia Pacific

Chinese LNG plants cut prices to compete

The average ex-works price of LNG in China fell to $11.3/MMBtu last week as 52 plants cut prices.

17 April 2019 Asia Pacific
Traders at ETX Capital London

Gas to benefit from higher EU power and carbon prices

The recent surge in EU carbon prices, coupled with higher year-on-year power prices, will likely benefit gas if the trend continues.

12 April 2019 Europe & Russia

CNOOC terminals in top spots for Chinese trucked LNG sales

The company’s Tianjin and Ningbo facilities together sent out an average of just over 500 LNG tanker trucks per day last month

11 April 2019 Asia Pacific

LNG sales pick up in Rudong and Qingdao as Tianjin declines

PetroChina’s Rudong facility was ranked in the top three for trucked LNG sales among China’s terminals last week for the first time since September 2018.

4 April 2019 Asia Pacific

Three weeks of no trading on SHPGX in March

Last week was the third week this month without any pipeline gas or LNG sales on the Shanghai Petroleum and Gas Exchange.

3 April 2019 Asia Pacific

Japanese LNG imports down by 11%

Japan’s LNG imports continued to decline in February as prices fell for the first time in 15 months.

1 April 2019 Asia Pacific

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