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South Korea Strike Raises Concerns Over Nation’s Energy Security

  • Little impact seen so far, but long-term outlook is uncertain
  • Coal shipments arrive by vessels rather than by trucks

As South Korea’s trucker strike upends production of everything from steel to petrochemicals, worries are growing that the nation’s energy infrastructure may be at risk amid a global power crunch.

The work stoppage so far has had a limited impact on state-owned power generators, and an energy crisis isn’t imminent. But privately owned power plants may be feeling some strain, and the outlook for all providers becomes more uncertain the longer the strike drags on.