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Asia Pacific Consumption

December 2018

Although Northeast Asian gas consumption is expected to grow during the peak winter demand period, moderate temperatures will limit gains and could help drive down demand in some markets.

Japan’s gas demand at the peak of winter (December-February) is expected to see modest year-on-year declines. With the Ikata 3 nuclear reactor having restarted commercial operations at the end of November, Japan now has 9.1 GW of operational nuclear capacity. This is the highest level of nuclear capacity the country has had since early 2011. Japanese power...