Asia Pacific Trade

February 2017

Strong growth in Thailand’s LNG imports will support rising demand for the fuel in Southeast Asia.

Thailand’s LNG imports rose strongly at the end of 2016, and are expected to increase further in 2017. The country’s imports of the fuel increased by 15% on an annual basis in December and by 13% year on year in Q4. Thailand imported around 2.9 mt of LNG in 2016, up by 11% from 2015. Although Thailand’s extra imports have largely been supplied by the country’s long-term contract with Qatar,...

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