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Record LNG imports

China’s imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in December soared 25 per cent from the same period a year earlier to a monthly record of 6.29 million tonnes, customs data showed.The previous record of 5.99 million tonnes was set in November.For the whole of 2018, imports grew 41 per cent from 2017 to a record 53.78 million tonnes, according to the data from the General Administration of Customs. That saw China retain its position as the world’s second-buyer buyer of the super-chilled fuel after...

Japan’s crude imports fall to 39-year low

Japan’s 2018 oil imports fell to the lowest since at least 1979 while its liquefied natural gas (LNG...



Adnoc awards two offshore blocks

Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) has awarded two offshore blocks, covering a combined area of more than 8,000 sq km to a consortium led by Italy’s ENI and Thailand’s PTT Exploration and Production (PTTEP), following a competitive bid round.The blocks, called Offshore 1 and Offshore 2 in the emirate’s northwest, are the first to be awarded among the areas Adnoc offered for commercial bidding as part of Abu Dhabi’s first-ever competitive open block licensing round that began in April 2018....

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