Japan power companies use less LNG in Apr YoY

For illustration only (Image courtesy of Kansai Electric)

Liquefied natural gas (LNG) use by Japan’s power companies decreased 2 percent in April year-on-year, according to the preliminary data from the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry.

The power companies consumed 3.76 million mt of LNG in April as compared to 3.83 million mt in the same month last year.

As compared to the month before, LNG usage by the power companies dropped almost 29 percent.

On the other hand, April LNG purchases by the power companies were at 4.56 million mt, up by 8.4 percent on year and down 16.5 percent when compared to the previous month, the data shows.

To remind, Japan’s ten independent regional electric power companies stopped publishing power output and demand numbers in April 2016 to ensure fair competition after the liberalisation of the retail power market.

Currently, METI’s data is the only official data available on the monthly power statistics.

 

LNG World News Staff

Share this article

Follow LNG World News

Events>

<< Jan 2019 >>
MTWTFSS
31 1 2 3 4 5 6
7 8 9 10 11 12 13
14 15 16 17 18 19 20
21 22 23 24 25 26 27
28 29 30 31 1 2 3

Downstream 2019

Renowned as the most significant global meeting place for Downstream professionals…

read more >

Gas to Power APAC Congress 2019

The Gas to Power APAC Congress will bring together regional government officials and senior representatives from regulators…

read more >

2nd CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit

The highly successful CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit returns for a second year from 19-20 February 2019 in Tokyo, Japan…

read more >

Global LNG Forum 2019

Global LNG Forum is your opportunity to see what the future of LNG will be like…

read more >