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Trade war

American LNG exports threatened as China turns to Russian sources

Trade war with Beijing shakes Washington's 'energy independent' policy

TOKYO -- China's efforts to wean itself off U.S. energy is raising concerns that American producers will be left with a glut of liquid natural gas and, consequently, investment delays in planned projects.

China raised retaliatory tariffs on LNG from the U.S. to 25% on June 1 after Washington's recent decision to increase tariffs on most Chinese goods. The move, which could see a buildup of American LNG, casts fresh doubts about the country's energy export strategy.

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