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Japan gas markets long-term outlook H1 2016

Japan gas markets long-term outlook H1 2016

Report summary

The big changes
• LNG demand is in structural decline
• Nuclear returns & new coal and solar capacity reducing role of gas in power sector
• Long term contracting activity has slowed
• Major buyers JERA and Osaka Gas demand removal of destination clauses
• METI plans for Japan to become an LNG trading hub

What's included?

This report includes 2 file(s)

  • Japan gas markets long-term outlook H1 2016 PDF - 914.56 KB 17 Pages, 3 Tables, 10 Figures
  • Regional Market Japan.xls XLS - 595.00 KB


Volatility in oil markets and the growth of unconventional gas supply have created a high degree of uncertainty about future gas demand and the direction of gas prices.

This Gas Markets Long Term Outlook report forecasts future pricing, based on deep analysis of gas supply and demand fundamentals. Additionally, it addresses complex questions on gas flows, identifies future opportunities and informs fuel purchasing strategies.

Participants and investors can use this long term outlook report to understand gas markets and assess the impact of global gas dynamics and key market drivers.

Wood Mackenzie provides detailed supply, demand and price forecasts based on our integrated upstream, power, coal and LNG research. Our regional gas experts are based in the markets they analyse, providing comprehensive analyses of regional and global gas markets.

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  • Executive summary
  • Economic outlook
  • Key companies
  • Policy and regulation
    • Strategy for LNG Market Development
      • 1) Enhance tradability
      • 2) Create a price discovery mechanism
      • 3) Open access to infrastructure
    • Electricity and Gas Market Liberalisation
    • The Basic Energy Plan
  • Demand
    • Power Sector
    • Non-power sectors
      • Industrial sector
      • Residential/commercial sector
  • Supply
  • Infrastructure
    • Regasification
    • LNG specification
    • Cross-border pipelines
  • Contracts
  • Costs
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Contracted supply-demand gap
      • Supply-demand balance
  • Risks and uncertainties

In this report there are 13 tables or charts, including:

  • Executive summary
  • Economic outlook
    • GDP growth
  • Key companies
    • Key players
  • Policy and regulation
  • Demand
    • Gas demand by sector
    • Power Generation Mix
    • Wood Mackenzie's Forecast Nuclear Plant Restart Dates
  • Supply
    • Domestic gas supply
  • Infrastructure
    • Key infrastructure
    • Infrastructure: Image 2
    • Infrastructure: Image 3
  • Contracts
    • Japanese long-term (5 years +) LNG Contracts Volumes by Price Indexation and year signed
    • Recent LNG contracts (2015 and 2016)
  • Costs
    • Long run delivered costs of gas to Japan
  • Supply-demand balances
    • Supply-demand gap
  • Risks and uncertainties
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