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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…

Japan's First LNG Bunkering Vessel to Launch in 2020

Jul 06, 2018

Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Chubu Electric Power, Toyota Tsusho, and Nippon Yusen KK said on Friday that their joint venture has placed an order for a liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel with Kawasaki Heavy Industries. The vessel, which…

East China Sea Dispute: Japan Protests China Drilling Vessel

Jun 29, 2018

Japan has protested to China for allowing a gas drilling vessel to operate in disputed waters in the East China Sea, the government said on Friday. Japan and China agreed to jointly develop gas fields in the area in 2008 but talks have since stopped…

Xodus, Atlantis Resources Pursue Japanese Tidal Projects

May 02, 2018

Xodus Group said it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Atlantis Resources to pursue the development of a tidal energy project in Japan.The ambition for this agreement is to secure funding and establish a commercially viable…

India Seeks Japan's Help to Build LNG Facilities

May 01, 2018

India asked Japan on Tuesday to help build infrastructure needed to boost the usage of liquefied natural gas (LNG) in India and elsewhere in Asia, India's oil minister Dharmendra Pradhan said after a meeting with Japan's trade minister Hiroshige Seko…

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