METI: Japan's oil use to drop; gas, nuclear to rise

Japan's reliance on oil and liquefied petroleum gas will drop, both in the near and distant future, while its reliance upon nuclear energy will continue to increase significantly, according to Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade, and Industry (METI) in its latest energy supply-demand outlook for fiscal year 2010 and FY2030, said Tomoko Hosoe of FACTS Inc., Honolulu, who summarized METI's outlook in a recent report.The summary followed FACTS' evaluation of Japan's energy plan in May and its view of the METI forecast in June.METI's report, the official revision of its June 2001 outlook, considered a base case and two other case scenarios for each of the 2 years it for...

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