LNG/LPG
Japan leads in LNG imports in 2016
- Turkey ranked ninth globally with 5.6 million tonnes of LNG imports

Japan imported the most LNG globally in 2016 with 83.3 million tonnes per year, according to latest report of the International Gas Union (IGU) on Monday.

The report noted that for the third consecutive year, global LNG trade set a new record, reaching 258 million tonnes.

This marks an increase of 13.1 million tonnes, a 5 percent increase from 2015.

South Korea followed Japan with 33.7 million tonnes in LNG imports and China ranked third with 26.8 million tonnes.

Turkey ranked ninth globally with 5.6 million tonnes of LNG imports.
 

- Qatar ranked as leading exporter

The country that exported the largest amount of LNG worldwide last year was Qatar with 77.2 million tonnes.

Australia followed with 44.3 million tonnes and Malaysia with 25.9 million tonnes.

Nigeria was the fourth biggest LNG exporting country on the list, while Indonesia was the fifth and Algeria was the sixth.

The report noted that Turkey's first ever Etki Liman floating storage re-gasification unit (FSRU), which began operations in January 2017, was the latest LNG terminal globally to become operational.

The Etki Liman FSRU, named the GDF Suez Neptune, has 145 thousand cubic meters of storage capacity and is expected to contribute to Turkey's output by producing more than 2.5 billion cubic meters (bcm) of natural gas per year.
 

Countries that import most LNG (share and quantity) - Countries that export LNG the most (share and quantity)

Japan - 32.3 percent - 83.3 million tonnes - Qatar - 29.9 percent - 77.2 million tonnes

South Korea- 13.1 percent - 33.7 million tonnes - Australia - 17.2 percent - 44.3 million tonnes

China - 10.4 percent - 26.8 million tonnes - Malaysia - 9.7 percent - 25.9 million tonnes

India - 7.4 percent - 19.2 million tonnes - Nigeria - 7.2 percent - 18.6 million tonnes

Taiwan - 5.8 percent - 15 million tonnes - Indonesia - 6.4 percent - 16.6 million tonnes

Spain - 3.8 percent - 9.9 million tonnes - Algeria - 4.5 percent - 11.5 million tonnes

The U.K. - 2.9 percent - 7.4 million tonnes - Russia - 4.2 percent - 10.8 million tonnes

Egypt - 2.8 percent - 7.3 million tonnes - Trinidad and Tobago - 4.1 percent - 10.6 million tonnes

Turkey- 2.2 percent - 5.6 million tonnes - Oman - 3.2 percent - 8.1 million tonnes

France - 2.2 percent - 5.6 million tonnes - Papua New Guinea - 2.9 percent - 7.4 million tonnes

By Murat Temizer

Anadolu Agency

murat.temizer@aa.com.tr

10 Apr,2017
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