Gas demand to lift energy usage here
    December 14, 2005
    Korea's energy consumption is expected to slightly rise next year due to higher demand for gas, a government report said yesterday. Total energy consumption was forecast to reach 237.1 million tons of oil equivalent in 2006, up 3.5 percent this year, according to the report compiled by the Korea Energy Economics Institute.
    Despite a decline in the proportion of oil and nuclear power used, growing demand for other energy sources such as liquefied natural gas will likely raise total demand for fuel, the institute said.