Asia Pacific Consumption

May 2017

Gas could be set to receive further political support in Northeast Asia following the results of South Korea’s election.

Air pollution was a key issue during South Korea’s presidential election. Moon has stated his support for reducing the country’s coal-fired generation, closing nuclear in the long term and raising the share of gas in the energy mix. His energy policies and strategy will need further detail, and the timing of potential  plant closures will have to be balanced with South Korea’s power needs. However, gas-fired generation...

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