Thursday, 6 September 2018

Japan: Restart of Takahama nuclear power plant reduces LNG demand

Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture, Japan. Takahama nuclear power plant in Fukui prefecture, Japan.

A wave of nuclear restarts in Japan curbs LNG demand. Kansai Electric is preparing to restart its 870-MW reactor No. 4 reactor at its Takahama station, following in the footsteps of Kyushu Electric which just brought the 890-MW Unit-2 at its Sendai reactor back online. Each returning reactor is forecast to lower gas consumption in the power sector by up to 1 million tons per year.

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