South Korea is taking less LNG from key suppliers including Qatar. Supplies from Yemen – for whom Korea is the key customer – ground to a halt in April. Latest prices from all are little more than half year-ago levels.

South Korean LNG imports from key Middle East supplier Qatar fell in the first half of 2015 due to a mild winter and increased nuclear power capacity coming on line. Korea, the world’s second largest LNG importer after Japan, received a total of 17.18mn tons of LNG in H1 2015, down 15% from 20.2mn tons for the same period last year. (CONTINUED - 905 WORDS)