Japan’s LNG imports from Nigeria, Qatar drop

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Data released by Japan’s Ministry of Finance showed on Wednesday that Japan’s LNG imports slipped 2.3% year on year to 6.1 million mt in October with volume from Nigeria and Qatar down, Platts reports.

Australia continued to be the largest supplier, shipping 1.75 million mt in October, down 6.3% on the year. Malaysia’s volume rose 20% from a year earlier to around 1.1 million mt making it the second largest supplier, while imports from Qatar fell 34% year on year to 778,489 mt.

Nigeria sent only one cargo in October, down 49% year on year, at a price of $292.98/mt, or $5.634/MMBtu. The Maran Gas Amphipolis delivered a Nigeria cargo into Futtsu LNG terminal on October 9, cFlow showed.