Japan’s LNG imports dropped 10.3% year on year in June, hitting the lowest monthly volume in almost two years as supply from major producing countries such as Australia, Qatar and Malaysia fell, data from the Ministry of Finance showed Friday. Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now June’s imports came in at 5.55 million mt, the lowest since May 2016’s 5.52 million mt. Australia sent 1.68 million mt of LNG, 29.6% less than a year earlier. Qatari imports fell 13.2% year on year to 756,846 mt while Malaysia supplied 677,337 mt, down 24.3%. Globally, supply shrank in the second quarter due to unplanned countenances in Qatar, Malaysia and Brunei combined with a natural disaster in Papua New Guinea, according to S&P Global Platts Analytics. Imports from Papua New Guinea have been recovering after the country was hit by a massive earthquake in […]