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Japan’s LNG imports decline by 1% in 2018

Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts Volumes fell only slightly as demand resulting from extreme weather and natural disasters offset the effect of nuclear restarts.
By Andrew Walker 31 January 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 33893
Japanese LNG imports, volume vs value

Japan’s LNG imports fell by 1% on an annual basis in 2018, with total imports for the year amounting to 82.9 mt. The decline was small despite the country having more than double the nuclear capacity online at the end of the year than it had at the start.

Japanese LNG imports by month

Four reactors were restarted in 2018, returning around 4.5 GW of capacity to the grid. However, they did not operate...