Tariff war fuels LNG prospects

Original article by Matt Chambers, Perry Williams
The Australian – Page: 17 & 20 : 20-Sep-18

Saul ­Kavonic of Credit Suisse says China’s move to impose a tariff on LNG imports from the US will make Australian-sourced gas more price-competitive. China has announced plans to subject US LNG to a tariff of 10 per cent, which will rise to 25 per cent in 2019, in retaliation for the Trump administration’s plans for similar tariff hikes on $US200bn worth of Chinese goods. The growing US-China trade war could also increase the likelihood that proposed LNG projects in Australia and Papua New Guinea will proceed.

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CREDIT SUISSE (AUSTRALIA) LIMITED, UNITED STATES. EXECUTIVE OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT, WOODSIDE PETROLEUM LIMITED – ASX WPL, SANTOS LIMITED – ASX STO, OIL SEARCH LIMITED – ASX OSH, RBC CAPITAL MARKETS, S&P GLOBAL PLATTS, CITIGROUP PTY LTD, PETROCHINA COMPANY LIMITED, IGM LIMITED, LIQUEFIED NATURAL GAS LIMITED – ASX LNG, WOOD MACKENZIE, FORTESCUE METALS GROUP LIMITED – ASX FMG, BHP BILLITON LIMITED – ASX BHP, RIO TINTO LIMITED – ASX RIO

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