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LNG powers ahead in maritime market

LNG is making inroads into a variety of means of transport, with new maritime environmental regulations boosting its use in shipping

World liquefied natural gas imports in 2017 grew at their fastest rate since 2010. According to the International Group of LNG Importers (GIIGNL), imports worldwide surged 9.9% from 2016 to 289.8m tonnes. While China led the national import growth statistics, demand also grew elsewhere. LNG is increasing its share of new national and sectoral markets worldwide. In the traditional bulk gas and power sector, this April saw Bangladesh emerge as a new importer. A commissioning gas cargo from Qatar arrived at a new floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) at Moheshkhali Port, developed by national oil company Petrobangla, Excelerate and the International Finance Corporation. Bangladesh exp

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