Cheniere Deal With China Signals Country's Key Role in LNG Exports

Cheniere Energy’s liquefied natural gas export terminal in Texas, in October 2018. Photo: Eddie Seal/Bloomberg News 2 Comments By Christopher M. Matthews Christopher M. Matthews The Wall Street Journal Biography Updated March 4, 2019 6:33 p.m. ET

Cheniere Energy Inc.’s LNG 1.56% expected $18 billion deal to supply natural gas to China signals the company’s growing bet on the country, and China’s emergence as a top market for U.S. gas exporters.

In a move that would be announced as part of a broader U.S.-China trade deal, China’s state-owned China Petroleum & Chemical Corp. SNP

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