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Japanese LNG imports down 9% year on year in Q1

Higher nuclear capacity and mild weather led to a downturn in Japan’s intake of LNG over the first quarter of this year Higher nuclear capacity and mild weather led to a downturn in Japan’s intake of LNG over the first quarter of this year.
By Andrew Walker 1 May 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 34179
Chart showing Japanese LNG imports month by month

Japan imported 9% less LNG in Q1 2019 than it did in Q1 2018. The decline was caused by greater nuclear capacity compared with this time last year. A milder winter also reduced overall demand for gas.

Electricity generation from nuclear power plants in Japan was up by 163% in year on year in January, which contributed to an 8% decline in gas-fired power generation over month, the latest for which power data is available....