Tokyo Electric burns almost four times as much oil in March
News On Japan via Reuters -- Apr 09
Tokyo Electric Power Co in March used almost four times
as much as crude oil and fuel oil combined from a year earlier and the highest monthly volume of
liquefied natural gas since August to make up for a fall in its nuclear power generation to zero
during the month, data by Japan's biggest utility showed on Monday.
Tokyo Electric, or Tepco, saw its last online reactor enter regular maintenance on March 26.
The operator of the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant has said it expects none of its reactors to
restart in the business year to March 2013 given safety concerns by communities hosting the
Kashiwazaki-Kariwa nuclear plant, its sole atomic plant unaffected by a massive quake and
tsunami in March 2011.
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