•  LNG imports by world #2 buyer fell to the lowest quarterly level in seven years in the third quarter. Whilst demand is typically weak in the third quarter, this year it was exceptionally so. Volumes of 6.12mn tons are down by 12% on year ago levels.

For the first nine months of 2016 volumes are down by a more modest 1.3% on January-September 2015, but 12% down on 2014’s record levels of 27.20mn tons.

•  Low Q2 and Q3 buying came after a mild 2015-16 winter left...