“China imported 38.1 million tons of LNG in 2017, according to customs data released Tuesday. That’s more than the 37.6 million tons that South Korea imported last year, according to customs data that country released last week. In 2016, South Korea imported 33.5 million tons to China’s 26.1 million,” Bloomberg reports.
“China could overtake Japan as the world’s No. 1 LNG importer as soon as 2025, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance forecasts.”