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Japan LNG long-term outlook 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. 

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  • Japan LNG long-term outlook 2016 PDF - 541.11 KB 13 Pages, 3 Tables, 8 Figures
  • 01 data japan 2016.xls XLS - 363.50 KB


As global energy demand rises, the market for liquefied natural gas (LNG) continues to expand. Set to increase by 50% between 2015 and 2020, the LNG market is one of the fastest growing in the world. This spectacular growth is transforming the market, with many new companies entering the sector and changing the industry landscape.

This LNG Long Term Outlook report provides an overview of LNG in the gas market.

LNG market participants and advisers can use this report to better understand the long-term role of this market in the global LNG business.

Offering bottom-up market analysis for over 150 LNG supply assets, 28 LNG-importing countries and more than 500 LNG contracts, Wood Mackenzie is the definitive and trusted resource for the LNG industry. We use our robust database and expert industry knowledge to help you understand the dynamics of the global LNG industry and identify emerging trends and opportunities.

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

In this report there are 11 tables or charts, including:

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