Australia edged out longtime number one Qatar as top LNG supplier to global number five importer Taiwan for the first half of 2021.

Qatar has been top in Taiwan for every year since 2011. But its lead over Australia narrowed from 2.3mn tons for 2018 to just 0.4mn tons for 2020. For 1H 2021 Australia saw a further 32% year-on-year rise to supply 2.91mn tons, putting it on track to supplant Qatar (2.69mn tons, down 2%) as Taiwan’s top supplier for the first time ever (see data, MEES, 9 July). (CONTINUED - 206 WORDS)