Australia overtook Qatar as the collective top supplier to the world’s top three LNG importers, Japan, South Korea and China in the first half of 2016. Australia’s overall 24.0% market share is up from 16.9% a year earlier, whilst Qatar’s share has slid from 23.9% to 19.7% over the same period (see chart 1). However, amid mixed demand signals in core East Asian markets, Qatar is putting its mark on alternative markets where demand is growing as lower prices have fueled more...