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South Korea LNG long-term outlook 2017 - dawn of a new gas era?

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Report summary

The election of President Moon as the 19th president of South Korea may have changed the energy landscape. Coal and nuclear accounted for 71% of electricity generated this year and their dominance was expected to be maintained throughout our current forecast. However, with the anti-coal and nuclear stance adopted by the new government, the outlook for both fuels has become uncertain. Should President Moon's electoral promises be fulfilled, coal and nuclear will slowly be replaced by gas and renewables from 2020. This could mean significant upside to gas and LNG demand. However, we hesitate to make drastic changes to our forecast based on electoral promises until more clarity on future generation mix is available when the 8th Long-term Electricity Supply and Demand Plan is published, potentially before the end of the 2017.

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Table of contents

  • Executive summary
  • Infrastructure
  • Contracts
  • Trade
    • Short-term outlook
    • Mid to long-term outlook
    • High case
    • Contracted supply-demand balance
    • Breakeven cost stack of LNG supplies
  • Key companies
    • Regulatory overview
    • Policy overview
    • President Moon's energy policy
  • Risks and uncertainties

Tables and charts

This report includes 14 images and tables including:


  • LNG and gas infrastructure map
  • Contracting trend
  • Contracted LNG supply position by source (mmtpa)
  • Contracted LNG supply position by buyer (mmtpa)
  • Historical LNG imports (mmtpa)
  • Seasonal profile
  • Gas demand and LNG imports (mmtpa)
  • Generation mix (TWh)
  • Stock level (Mt)
  • Short-run coal-to-gas switching curve (US$/mmbtu)
  • Contracts versus LNG imports (mmtpa)
  • Costs: Image 1


  • Key facts (mmtpa)
  • LNG import terminals

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