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Asia Pacific Price trends

February 2018

China’s average LNG import price hit a high in December.

The average price of LNG into China rose by 15% on an annual basis in December, to $8.2/MMBtu – a high not seen since 2015. The average price of piped supplies into China rose by 13% year on year in December, to $5.7/MMBtu, but this was a marginal decline from the average price in November.

Chinese average piped and LNG import prices

Expensive cargoes helped boost the average price China paid for LNG in...