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China agreed to buy $ 52.4 billion of additional energy products as part of a significant trade deal that signed up to the world's top two major economic powers.
Purchases over two years will include liquefied natural gas, crude oil, filtered products and coal, the US government on Wednesday in Washington. It has not provided additional data on the energy purchases, which includes about a quarter of the total $ 200 billion of additional imports that China is committed to.
It is a promising sign for the LNG industrial industry, facing a global market with over supply. China, the world's fastest fuel heat and power plant buyer, did not import any American freight since February 2019.
While shale gas shipments from the American export terminals completed over the past three years have become one of the best suppliers in the world, some newer projects are stopping without Chinese buyers. The struggle to sign long-term sales contracts has undermined the efforts to secure funding for the multi-billion dollar facilities.
The shares of Cheniere Energy Inc., the largest LNG exporter, rose as much as 2.6% in New York trade as the wider equity market gained, although up to 2.7% was up to 2.7%. %. Permitted losses by crude oil and natural gas.
“The stage one agreement between the US and China is a step in the right direction and it is hoped to start LNG trade in the US,” Jack Fusco, Cheniere's chief executive and one of the business leaders who will be attending the event. ceremony signed by the White House, said in a statement.
Oil exports to China have declined due to the trading war. China went raw buying from the United States for six months in November, according to data from the US Census Bureau.
Despite losing the best customer, US oil exports remained steady as shipments to other places including US fringe, Europe and South Korea. Last year, US exports even reached 4.5 million barrels records per day.
While China has alleviated the consumption of American crude oil, the Asian nation has not shifted its dependence on foreign oil. Last year, China imported 10.16 million barrels per day, according to the customs figures issued on Tuesday, on top of the 10.12 million purchased at their imports in 2005.
Coal is likely to be a small part of trade with China, the world's largest producer of commodity. Last year, the United States launched approximately $ 128 million of coal to China through November, according to US Census Bureau data.
(Update to market response in fifth paragraph, coal in 10th)
– With the help of Stephen Voss and Will Wade.
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