Japan LNG – Part Two: Buyers brace for shifting energy landscape

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Japan’s LNG buyers face many uncertainties, as Part One of this two-part series outlined. At home these include the pace of nuclear reactor restarts, liberalisation of electricity and gas markets, and the impact on gas demand of fast-growing renewables.

External factors include the evolution of the global LNG market, competition for LNG from other markets, notably China, and growing pressure to ramp up climate action pledges. Part Two looks at how LNG buyers and policy-makers are responding and considers what the future is likely to hold for Japan’s LNG industry.

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