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Nuclear restarts to hit South Korea’s LNG demand

South Korea’s LNG demand has reached record highs following nuclear outages this year, but the return to service of several reactors will curtail the trend South Korea’s LNG demand has reached record highs following nuclear outages this year, but the return to service of several reactors will curtail the trend.
By Andrew Walker 31 July 2018 0 31961
Wolsong nuclear power plant, South Korea. (KHNP)

South Korea’s LNG imports have reached record highs this year because of a combination of extreme weather and outages affecting up to half the country’s nuclear fleet, but the restart of a number of reactors means the rise in gas demand looks set to be short-lived. 

The high temperatures have prompted Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP), the company responsible for South Korea’s nuclear generation, to postpone maintenance work on two reactors to avoid blackouts.

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