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China Leaves U.S. LNG Off Import Tariff Retaliation Hit List—For Now

China Leaves U.S. LNG Off Import Tariff Retaliation Hit List—For Now

From Financial Times Chinese LNG demand is soaring — so much so that Beijing spared the product from tariff rises When China last week set out a list of US exports threatened with retaliatory tariffs, almost all fossil fuels were covered, including oil, coal and liquefied petroleum gases such as propane. There was, however, one conspicuous exemption: liquefied natural gas. Beijing’s decision not to impose additional tariffs on US LNG shows the critical role that the fuel plays in the Chinese government’s plans as it attempts to curb the country’s reliance on coal. China’s demand for LNG is soaring, and its imports of gas from the US have been rising fast: from nothing in 2015 to 17bn cubic feet in 2016 to 103bn cubic feet last year. By deciding not to restrict imports of US LNG, China has let its energy policy override its trade policy, for the time being[Read More…]

June 21, 2018 - 6:52 pm China, Closing Bell Story, Energy News, LNG