*Global LNG exports hit a record 35.42mn tons for January, according to the latest figures from data intelligence firm Kpler. The previous record of 35.29mn tons was set just the month before.
*This comes as the US and its European allies have been calling on Qatar and other suppliers to export to the max and direct excess cargoes to Europe amid an exceptionally tight global market. The latest diplomatic efforts (MEES, 4 February) come amid the fears (whether justified or not) that Russian gas supplies to Europe may be under threat amid heightened tensions over Ukraine. (CONTINUED - 417 WORDS)