Asia Pacific Consumption

July 2017

Demand for gas from Japan’s power sector could weaken, driving overall declines in the country’s consumption over the coming months.

The power sector consumes around 70% of Japan’s gas, and strong offtake supported growth in the country’s demand at the start of the year. Colder-than-average temperatures in March and April helped boost the demand for gas for heating and electricity. This supported overall gas demand growth, which increased by 6% on an annual basis between January and April. However, more of Japan’s shuttered nuclear reactors are...

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