Chinese LNG imports dive 35% in April
Chinese LNG imports in April were 4.35mn metric tons, down 34.5% year/year, customs department data published on May 18 showed. Imports were down 6% month/month.
The cumulative LNG imports in the first four months of 2022 were 21.59mn mt, down 17.3% yr/yr. The pipeline gas imports in April were 3.74mn mt, up 9.3% yr/yr. China’s cumulative pipeline gas imports in January-April came in at 14.28mn mt, up 7.7% yr/yr, the customs department data showed.
China last year imported record 78.93mn metric tons of LNG, up 18.3% year/year, customs department data published on January 18 showed.