Tepco’s March LNG imports down

Japan’s largest utility, Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) revealed its LNG imports in March stood at 2.2 million mt, down 3.8 percent on the 2.28 million mt in the same month the previous year.

Tepco’s consumption of liquefied natural gas reached 1.81 million mt in March, a drop of 7.3 percent as compared to 2015, according to the Japanese utility’s fuel data.

In the twelve-month period that ended March 31, Tepco imported 22.88 million mt and consumed 21.55 million mt of liquefied natural gas.

This is down 7.5 percent and 8.2 percent, respectively, as compared the same period a year ago.

Tepco is Japan’s first importer of LNG and it imports the fuel from projects located in Brunei, the United Arab Emirates, Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, Qatar, Oman, Russia and Papua New Guinea.

The utility is also expected to start receiving supplies from the Cameron LNG project in the U.S. in 2017.


LNG World News Staff


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