Directional impact on forecast:
Bullish for Japan LNG imports
Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority (NRA) has confirmed it will not extend deadlines set for reactors to meet counterterrorism requirements. The three companies that have operational reactors in the country have said they are at risk of having to shut down their reactors as a result.
The deadlines for meeting the counterterrorism measures start from next year. Four reactors could be forced to stop operations in 2020, the earliest being in March. The companies were given...