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South Korea’s LNG imports up 15% in H1 2018

South Korea’s H1 LNG imports are up by 16% on the same period last year because of nuclear outages South Korea’s H1 LNG imports are up by 16% on the same period last year because of nuclear outages.
By Andrew Walker 30 July 2018 0 31931
Chart showing South Korean LNG import volumes

South Korea’s LNG imports increased by 15% year on year in H1 2018 to record highs. The country imported 22.7 mt during the period, an increase of 1.4 mt from the previous record, which was set in H1 2013.

South Korean LNG imports peaked at 39.9 mtpa in 2013 because of a nuclear safety scandal that saw many of the country’s reactors offline for long periods. Around half of the country’s reactors have been offline for...