Japan Oil & Gas

 

Oceanic Breeze Brings LNG to Japan

Feb 12, 2019

Japanese energy company INPEX Corporation announced that the LNG Tanker Oceanic Breeze called for the first time at INPEX’s Naoetsu LNG Terminal located in Joetsu City, Niigata Prefecture, Japan.The tanker has delivered a cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the INPEX-operated Ichthys LNG project in Australia.Oceanic Breeze is owned by Oceanic Breeze LNG Transport S. A. (OBLT), a joint venture between INPEX Shipping Co…

China to Overtake Japan in LNG Imports

Jul 24, 2019

Japan could lose its position as the world’s top LNG importer to China as early as 2022, said a new report by consultancy group Wood Mackenzie.By then, LNG imports in Japan are expected to decline 12 per cent to 72.8 million tonnes per annum (mmtpa) compared to 2018…

EM&I Bags Japanese FPSO Operator Contract

Jul 24, 2019

International asset integrity specialist EM&I Group received an order from a major Japanese FPSO operator for an FPSO based offshore New Zealand.The order  initially for tank inspection during which time EM&I’s ‘NoMan’ robotic tank inspections…

Japanese Firms Begin Offshore Wind Surveys

Jul 17, 2019

Japanese companies Sumitomo Corporation and Electric Power Development Co., Ltd. (J-POWER) have begun an offshore ground investigation off the coast of Japan to explore the possibility of developing an offshore wind power plant.The Japanese…

Japan Ink LNG Supply Deal with China

Jan 30, 2019

Japanese natural gas utility and supplier Shizuoka Gas signed an LNG sale and purchase agreement with Clean Energy in China for the delivery of chilled fuel from the Shimizu LNG terminal in ISO containers.Shizuoka Gas has been seeking further…

Russia: Japan's Mitsubishi Interested in Arctic LNG 2 Project

Jan 21, 2019

Russia's energy ministry said on Monday that Japan's Mitsubishi Corp has expressed interest in participation in the Arctic LNG 2 project, which is due to start producing liquefied natural gas in the next decade.Novatek owns a 90 percent stake in the project…

Ørsted, Tepco Join Forces for Japan Offshore Push

Jan 20, 2019

Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings (TEPCO) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Danish energy business Orsted to work together on offshore wind projects.In a press release, TEPCO said that it had been “exploring offshore wind business opportunities” in both Japan and overseas…

Uniper intensifies LNG plans with Japan's Mitsui OSK

Dec 17, 2018

Mitsui OSK Lines to own, fund FSRU in Wilhelmshaven; FSRU could be operational in H2 2022.Energy group Uniper on Monday entered agreements with Japanese shipping group Mitsui OSK Lines to handle potential deliveries of liquefied natural (LNG) gas into Germany…

First LNG shipment from Ichthys project arrives in Japan

Oct 30, 2018

The first liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipment from the giant Ichthys project in Australia arrived at Inpex's Naoetsu LNG receiving terminal in northern Japan on Wednesday, the Japanese operator of the project said.The LNG vessel Pacific Breeze…

US, Russian Energy Majors Join to Push LNG in India, Japan

Oct 25, 2018

Russia's energy major Rosneft and US ExxonMobil plan to build a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in a consortium with Indian and Japanese partners, spreading the estimated $15 billion cost, Reuters reported.The report said that  the LNG production…

Japan Spent $4 Bln to Back Global LNG Infrastructure Push

Oct 22, 2018

The Japanese government along with private companies have spent $4 billion in the past year on liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects, mainly in Asia and across the supply chain, to help spur demand for the fuel, the country's trade minister said on Monday…

Japanese Firms Sign Deals to Buy from LNG Canada

Oct 10, 2018

Two Japanese companies have signed agreements to buy liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargoes from the LNG Canada project, Reuters reported.Toho Gas Co signed a basic agreement with a wholly-owned subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp to buy up to four cargoes or about 0…

Japan Transfers Excess Renewable Power Between Regions for First Time

Oct 03, 2018

Japan transferred excess renewable energy supplies between two of its electricity regions for the first time since a major shakeup of its power sector, the country's grid monitor told Reuters.The transfer of excess solar power supplies from…

Russia's Novatek Signs LNG Agreement with Japan's JOGMEC

Sep 10, 2018

Russia's Novatek said on Monday it had signed a framework agreement with Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp (JOGMEC) to cooperate on Novatek's liquefied natural gas (LNG) projects in the north of Russia.'The parties agreed to explore opportunities…

Japan's LNG Imports Slide to Lowest Since May 2016

Jul 19, 2018

Japanese imports of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in June fell to the lowest in more than two years as the country's utilities switched on more nuclear reactors that had been shut in the wake of the Fukushima atomic disaster in 2011.Japan has…

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