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Japan’s H1 LNG imports down 3% year on year

Japanese LNG imports fell to their lowest level in three years in June as a result of higher nuclear power generation Japanese LNG imports fell to their lowest level in three years in June as a result of higher nuclear power generation.
By Andrew Walker 2 August 2018 0 31985
Japanese LNG imports per month
Japan's LNG volumes


Japan’s LNG imports were down by 3% year on year in H1, largely as a result of higher output from the country’s nuclear power plants. Import volumes in June were at their lowest level for three years, at 5.5 mt. 

Nine reactors have restarted since the Fukushima disaster, with a combined capacity of 8.7 GW. The latest of these was Genkai 4, which came back online in June. Two out of the...