Asia was the top destination for carbon-neutral LNG cargoes, receiving 17 of the 22 deliveries made last year, or 77% of imports.

Japan received nine cargoes, China four, Taiwan two and Singapore and Korea one cargo each, according to analysts at Bernstein.

Malaysia LNG exported four of these cargoes, Australia's Ichthys LNG three and Russia's Sakhalin II LNG two.