Highlights Japan lifting 9 out of 10 prefectures from state of emergency June 20 July gasoline demand seen rising by around 3% on year: sources Japan’s refinery outage will soon be eased to 685,000 b/d Japan’s easing of COVID-19 emergency restrictions will boost the gasoline demand in July, when the country kickstarts the summer driving season, but the expected transport restriction for the Tokyo Olympics sent mixed signals for the fuel demand. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now Japan decided June 17 it will lift its state of emergency measures on nine out of 10 prefectures when it expires on June 20 but will place Hokkaido, Tokyo, Aichi, Osaka, Hyogo, Kyoto and Fukuoka under its COVID-19 priority measures, together with Saitama, Chiba and Kanagawa until July 11. The state of emergency measures on Okinawa will remain until July 11 but the […]