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From ABC News

Chinese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) have fallen for the first time since the trade began 10 years ago.

The US Energy Information Agency has reported that LNG imports declined 1.1 per cent in 2015.

It is a further blow to Australia’s fledgling and struggling coal seam gas exporters who have spent more than $75 billion building export terminals at Gladstone in Queensland alone.

It should come as no surprise that China’s appetite for LNG appears to have plateaued – at least for the time being – given the rapid and well documented cooling of the economy.

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