S.KOREA'S LNG WILL UP
PLATTS - The South Korean government Tuesday gave its final approval to lower taxes on LNG used for power production by 75%, and raise those on thermal coal by 28% from April 1, in a move likely to boost downstream gas consumption.
The decision is likely to boost LNG demand from the world's third-largest LNG importer. South Korea imported 42.7 million mt of LNG in 2018, up 15% from a year earlier, according to S&P Global Platts Analytics.
The decision is driven by the…
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