According to the US Energy Information Administration (EIA), Japan is currently the world's largest liquefied natural gas importer and ranks in the top four countries for the highest coal imports, net imports of petroleum and other liquids, and consumption of crude oil and petroleum products. 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. Japan is the third largest oil consumer and net importer in the world behind the United States and China.
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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