China imports 3.25m tonnes of LNG in March

Published: April 23, 2018 16:09:02 | Updated: April 26, 2018 16:01:52


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China imported 3.25 million tonnes of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in March, up 64.2 per cent year on year, data from the country's customs authority showed Monday.

Total LNG imports in the first three months reached 12.38 million tonnes, up 59.1 per cent year on year, according to the General Administration of Customs.

China surpassed the Republic of Korea to become the world's second-largest importer of LNG in 2017, according to IHS Markit, a global marketing information company, reports Xinhua.

China's imports of natural gas have grown to meet increasing domestic natural gas consumption, which has been primarily driven by environmental policies to replace coal-fired electricity generation.

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