— Latest update: July 2023 —
According to the International Energy Agency (IEA), Japan was the fifth-largest oil consumer and importer in the world in 2021. Japan also ranked as the world's largest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG) and the third-largest importer of coal behind China and India. Japan has limited domestic energy resources that have met less than 10% of the country's total primary energy use each year since 2012. Japan's domestic energy resources met more than 20% of the country's total primary energy use before the removal of nuclear power following the Fukushima plant accident.
Although Japan is now investing heavily in renewable energy sources and hopes to significantly reduce its reliance on fossil fuels in the coming years, it is clear that in the medium at least term Japan is going to be a significant consumer and importer of fossil fuels. Below you will find more information about Japan’s fossil energy consumption.
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