Good news for Japan LNG imports after nuclear restarts

Japan is restarting more reactors, but the long-term outlook for nuclear is not promising, and LNG will help to fill the gap Japan is restarting more reactors, but the long-term outlook for nuclear is not promising, and LNG will help to fill the gap.
By Andrew Walker 3 April 2018 0 30241
The Fukushima Daiichi plant is being decommissioned. The Fukushima Daiichi plant is being decommissioned. (Tepco)

Restarts at two Japanese nuclear reactors in February and another two this month are dark clouds for Japan’s LNG imports, but the startup of a new LNG terminal and gas-to-power plant offer some positive news for the market.

Ohi 3 and Genkai 3 restarted last month and are expected to begin commercial operations in April, returning 2.3 GW of capacity to the grid. Ohi 4 and Genkai 4 will start up this month and begin commercial operations in May. Together, the reactors will...

Log in or register for a free trial to continue reading this article

Already a subscriber?

If you already have a subscription, sign in to continue reading this article.

Log me in

Not a subscriber?

Sign up for 7-day trial access to this and more premium content. It's free.

Sign up now