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The Mena region’s LNG imports jumped by 68% to 16.45mn tons in 2016 making the region a key player in global LNG trade as an importer as well as an exporter. This rapidly growing share comes amid a global market dominated by ample supplies and weak demand growth from key traditional East Asian buyers.
The region’s five LNG importing countries, Egypt, Jordan, Kuwait, the UAE and Israel, remain relatively small in absolute terms and when compared to global trade of 265mn tons in 2016 (according to Shell’s estimate in its LNG Outlook published this week). Their share of global LNG trade grew to 6.2% in 2016, from 4% in 2015. (CONTINUED - 1518 WORDS)
DATA INSIDE THIS ARTICLE
|chart||Mena Lng Imports Rose 68% In 2016 (Mn T)|
|chart||Egypt Is Top Mena Buyer: Volumes More Than Doubled To 6.3mn Tons, 60% From QATAR|
|chart||Kuwait Imports: Qatar Supplied Just Over Half 2016 Volumes|
|chart||By Supplier: Qatar Has Near-50% Market Share|
|chart||Jordan Saw Volumes Rise Almost 60% In 2016 With Nigeria #1 Supplier|
|chart||Dubai Saw Qatari Volumes Steady* And A Jump In Nigerian Supplies|
|table||MENA Lng Import Facilities|