India imported a record 260,000 tons of LNG from Oman in July, freshly-released Indian customs data show, smashing the previous record of 150,000 tons set in May. This takes volumes for the first seven months of 2018 to 540,000 tons, already ahead of the annual record of 500,000 tons set last year.

India remains a distant third among Oman’s LNG customers after South Korea and Japan. Korea took 2.83mn tons for the first eight months of 2018, down 4% on 2.96mn tons for Jan-Aug 2017....