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Low-calorie US LNG poses problems for Japan

The relatively low heating value of LNG imports from the United States is creating unexpected costs for Japanese companies
By Staff reporter 22 June 2018 0 31430

The relatively low heating value of LNG imports from the United States is creating unexpected costs for Japanese companies, as they must blend the low-calorie LNG with richer LPG to meet local piping standards, the Nikkei Asian Review newspaper reported on Friday.

LPG demand for this purpose is expected to increase by 37% by 2022 compared with 2017, according to Japan’s Agency for Natural Resources and Energy. Gas companies will also need to invest in facilities that can blend the...