13 February 2023, 7:07 pm. 1 minute
Reuters was first to report that China National Petroleum Corp (CNPC) is near to finalizing a deal to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) from QatarEnergy. If sealed, this would be the second such deal between major LNG exporter Qatar and the world’s second biggest LNG buyer, as Beijing looks to beef up gas supply and diversify its sources in a drive to replace coal and cut carbon emissions.
Chinese customs data showed the country’s imports of Qatari LNG surged 75% last year from 2021 to 15.7 million tonnes, making up a quarter of the nation’s total imports, while China’s total LNG imports shrank nearly 20%.
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Sectors: Commodities & Energy
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Customer Impact: Important Regional Story