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Japanese LNG imports high as nuclear restarts loom

Japan’s LNG imports remained strong in January, but there are more nuclear restarts on the horizon and this could affect demand Japan’s LNG imports remained strong in January, but there are more nuclear restarts on the horizon and this could affect demand.
By Andrew Walker 8 March 2018 0 29909
Japanese LNG imports per month
Japan's LNG volumes, January

The 8.26 mt of LNG Japan imported in January represented one of the highest volumes seen for the month. The figure was down by 0.5% year on year, but has been exceeded only one other time in the past five years – in 2015, when imports hit 8.43 mt.

Japan imported 83.3 mt of LNG in 2017 as a whole, which was a decline of around 5 mt from the high...