Energy security and potential supply disruption: A case study in Japan

Toshihiko Kitamura, Shunsuke Managi

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Abstract

This paper provides new quantitative perspectives on energy security. We conduct an analysis in the event of energy resource supply disruption in exporting countries for Japan. The study showed that oil stockpiling by the government and firms plays an important role in energy security; the analysis shows that oil supply disruption does not cause latent demand of oil products — except naphtha — after the supply disruption. However, we found that the supply interruption of town gas caused by liquefied natural gas supply disruption is a possible weak point in Japan's energy security. This would mainly impact a variety of non-energy intensive sectors such as the customer sector. We also show that the energy security of the supply is degraded by the unplanned outage of nuclear power stations, as seen from the disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station. Nuclear power generation and renewable energy power generation can mitigate the impact of energy resource supply interruption in the power generation sector.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)90-104
Number of pages15
JournalEnergy Policy
Volume110
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Nov 1 2017

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Energy security
Power generation
power generation
Energy resources
Nuclear power plants
energy
energy resource
nuclear power plant
Gas supply
Naphthas
liquefied natural gas
Liquefied natural gas
oil supply
Outages
Nuclear energy
Disasters
gas supply
oil
nuclear power
disaster

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Energy(all)
  • Management, Monitoring, Policy and Law

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Energy security and potential supply disruption : A case study in Japan. / Kitamura, Toshihiko; Managi, Shunsuke.

In: Energy Policy, Vol. 110, 01.11.2017, p. 90-104.

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