South Korean LNG imports slipped in September

South Korean LNG imports slipped in September
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South Korea, the world’s third buyer of liquefied natural gas, received 2.49 million tonnes of LNG in September, 24.8 percent below the 3.32 million tonnes in the corresponding month last year. 

Qatar, the world’s top LNG producer, remained the dominant source of South Korean imports with 708,477 metric tonnes of the fuel imported from Qatar last month, however, compared to October the previous year, this is a 36 percent slip.

Australia was the second-largest LNG supplier to Korea in September with 427,349 mt, followed by Malaysia with 292,730 mt, the United States with 237,786 mt and Russia that supplied 192,249 mt.

The remaining volumes imported into South Korea last month were sourced from Indonesia, Oman, Brunei, Peru and Nigeria.


LNG World News Staff

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