South Korea’s LNG boom threatened by coal

By Andrew Walker 8 August 2017
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South Korea is phasing out its nuclear and  coal-fired power  plants. (KHNP) South Korea is phasing out its nuclear and coal-fired power plants. (KHNP)

The startup of more coal-fired capacity in South Korea is expected to restrict growth in the country’s gas demand over the short term unless additional policies are put in place to deter the use of coal, according to experts.

South Korea has brought more than 8 GW of coal-fired capacity online over the past 12 months and another 2 GW is expected before the end of the year as units start up at Shin-Boryeung and Bukpyung in September and October. 

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