*China saw another bumper month of LNG imports. August’s 6.65mn tons, as with every previous month this year, was a record for the respective month.
*With Kpler pegging Japan’s August imports at 6.21mn tons, this marks the fourth of the past five months that China has been ahead of Japan as the world’s top LNG importer. For the year to date, China on 52.5mn tons (up 24% year-on-year) is some 1.2mn tons ahead of Japan (see chart). (CONTINUED - 295 WORDS)