Japanese September LNG imports up

Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have rebounded in September following a dip during the previous month.

According to the provisional data released by Japan’s Ministry of Finance, a total of 6.44 million tons of the chilled fuel were imported into Japan during the month under review, 2.6 percent up on the volumes imported in September 2018.

The value of September LNG imports was about $3.14 billion, edging up 5.3 percent on year.

The data shows that imports of US LNG jumped 79.7 percent, reaching 334,000 tonnes. Imports from Asian sources such as Malaysia, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea, and Bruneiedged up 6.3 percent compared to the corresponding month in 2018, reaching 1.30 million tonnes.

Imports of liquefied natural gas from the Middle East were 12.5 percent below the corresponding month in 2018 reaching 1.10, while LNG imports from Russia slipped 32.6 reaching 403,000 tonnes.

The country’s coal imports for power generation stands at 9.19 million tonnes, edging 0.6 percent below the corresponding month in 2018.


LNG World News Staff

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