Thursday, 20 December 2018

Japan’s LNG imports falter as electric utilities burn more coal

More thermal coal shipments reach Japan More thermal coal shipments reach Japan

Rising use of thermal coal in the Japanese power sector has led to a 1% drop in LNG imports in November while coal shipments increased by more than 5%. Utilities prefer coal over gas as a fuel for their power stations after the cost of LNG cargoes surged year-on-year by nearly $1 billion.

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