China takes second place in LNG imports

China has surpassed South Korea to become the world’s second-largest importer of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG). The country imported 38.1 million tonnes of LNG in 2017, increasing 50 per cent from the previous year and edging ahead of South Korea’s 37.6 million. While Japan still leads as the biggest importer at 83.6 million tonnes, China’s…