China tensions threaten LNG, coal exports

Original article by Perry Williams
The Weekend Australian – Page: 20 : 15-May-21

China has imposed an informal ban on Australian thermal coal since 2020, and consultancy Wood Mackenzie expects the ban to remain in place until 2022. There are now also suggestions that the ongoing tensions could see China pull back from agreeing to sign long-term LNG deals with Australia, which supplies 45 per cent of China’s LNG requirements. Woodside Petroleum advised in February that it had been forced to delay talks to sell LNG to China, citing the economic rift between the two nations.


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