Taiwan’s LNG import growth slows to 3% in 2016

Taiwan’s LNG imports were up by 3% in 2016, down from 8% in 2015, but demand is expected to keep rising
By Andrew Walker 2 March 2017

Taiwan’s imports of LNG grew by 3% in 2016 from a year earlier, marking a slowdown from the 8% growth recorded in 2015. Total imports were around 15 mtpa and are expected to keep rising as the country’s power demand grows. Demand for new power capacity is expected to be met by a combination of renewables and gas as the country seeks to limit increasing its reliance on coal-fired power on environmental grounds.

Despite total import volumes increasing...

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