Global LNG trade increases by a record 10% in 2017
Global trade in liquefied natural gas (LNG) increased by 3.5 billion cubic feet per day (Bcf/d) to 38.2 Bcf/d in 2017, a 10% increase from 2016 and the largest annual increase in the history of LNG trade, according to the recently released 2018 Annual Report on LNG trade by the International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Importers (GIIGNL). In 2017, there were 19 LNG-exporting countries and 40 LNG-importing countries. Malta became the newest country to begin LNG imports in 2017.
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