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Japan LNG long-term outlook 2016

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21 September 2016

Japan LNG long-term outlook 2016

Report summary

While Japan is the world’s largest LNG market, future demand is in a state of flux. Nuclear capacity is returning, while market liberalisation is creating uncertainty for Japan's largest LNG buyers. In turn this is impacting contracting behaviour and trends. 

Table of contents

  • Executive summary
    • Regasification
    • Japanese long-term (5 years +) LNG contracts volumes by price indexation and year signed
    • LNG Specification
    • LNG Demand
      • Nuclear outlook
    • Regasification Tariffs
  • Key companies
    • Strategy for LNG Market Development
      • 1) Enhance tradability
      • 2) Create a price discovery mechanism
      • 3) Open access to infrastructure

Tables and charts

This report includes 11 images and tables including:

  • Executive summary: Table 1
  • LNG infrastructure
  • Japanese LNG contracts volumes by price indexation
  • Historical LNG imports
  • Breakeven cost stack of potential LNG supplies into market
  • Key Players
  • Contracts: Image 2
  • Recent LNG contracts (2015 and 2016)
  • Contracted LNG supply position versus available regasification capacity
  • Seasonal Profile
  • Contracted LNG outlook

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    Executive summary

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    Key companies

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    Policy and regulation

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