For US LNG, broad trade-war effects worse than tariffs

Oil & Gas Journal: Politicization of energy and trade might matter more to US LNG exports and projects than a tariff raised by China amid a trade war.

The retaliatory May 13 tariff hike to 25% from 10% on US LNG cannot please exporters or companies approaching final investment decisions in a second wave of liquefaction-plant construction.

Several analysts, citing the growing Chinese and US positions in LNG trade, see jeopardy for those decisions.

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