Taiwan’s government is pushing for gas

Taiwan has ambitious plans to increase its gas use and change its energy mix. New LNG infrastructure will be essential to meeting these targets Taiwan has ambitious plans to increase its gas use and change its energy mix. New LNG infrastructure will be essential to meeting these targets.
By Catriona Scott 22 January 2018 0 29151
Taiwanese nuclear protests Public opposition to nuclear has pushed the government’s plans to the current position of making the country nuclear free by 2025. (PA)

The Taiwanese government has ambitious energy plans that could result in significant changes to the country’s energy mix over the next 10 years. A drive to cut air pollution and a plan to reduce dependence on nuclear power could substantially boost Taiwan’s gas demand. However, risks to the feasibility of the plan and the reliance on new LNG imports and infrastructure put the potential for gas demand growth into question.

Taiwan is already a major buyer of LNG – it was the fifth-largest LNG importer in...

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