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Japan and South Korea prepare for crucial winter
27 September 2022
Nuclear availability and the extent of low temperatures will decide how much LNG they will need for the months ahead
Japan and South Korea promise little immediate LNG market relief
1 August 2022
East Asia’s power sector use may be poised to shrink from 2023, but demand for the fuel is expected to remain strong this year
Japan faces energy supply crisis
29 June 2022
The import-dependent nation is increasingly reliant on expensive spot LNG cargoes
Japex plans US shale investments
17 May 2022
Japanese explorer sees opportunities to expand its footprint
Asian LNG buyers may have upper hand over Europe
29 April 2022
Europe’s accelerating effort to wean itself off Russian pipeline gas has pitted it against energy-hungry Asian buyers in the global LNG market
LNG pledge to Europe raises doubts
25 February 2022
Japan’s ill-defined promise of support may be more symbolic than practical
Santos advances Barossa project
8 February 2022
Australian independent set to finalise sale of stake to Japan’s Jera in H1 2022
Asian LNG demand growth set to slow
25 January 2022
Weaker outlook for the Chinese economy and greater pipeline flows threaten to hamper expansion of the shipborne market
Japanese firms seek domestic offshore gas
18 January 2022
Inpex, backed by Jogmec, is set to start drilling off the coast of Japan in March
Jera plans winter LNG stock build
26 November 2021
The Japanese LNG buyer is looking to avoid a repeat of last year’s supply crunch
All eyes on Opec+ after Biden’s SPR gamble
24 November 2021
How the cartel reacts to record release of barrels is the key variable for oil markets
Jera increases stake in Freeport LNG
15 November 2021
Japanese joint venture to buy share in the project’s operating company
Rallying LNG prices put pressure on buyers
22 September 2021
High prices are already having an impact on consumption in emerging markets and might soon affect demand from key importers
MOL mulls LNG transshipment stakes
7 September 2021
The Japanese shipping company is looking to acquire stakes in the FSUs serving Russia’s Arctic LNG 2 project
Japan considers scaling back LNG use
22 July 2021
Global LNG demand might not reach previously forecast heights this decade as Tokyo mulls an increased role for renewables
Japan sees long-term role for LNG
1 June 2021
Natural gas will be an essential part of Japan’s plan to be carbon-neutral by 2050 and beyond
Decarbonising LNG: the heat is on
31 March 2021
When the largest buyer in the largest consuming country commits to net-zero emissions by 2050, suppliers must start to respond. And they are
LNG’s buoyant brave new world
29 March 2021
The industry’s big players remain optimistic despite the headwinds of the last two years
Japanese firms back carbon-neutral LNG
15 March 2021
The buyers' group will promote use of the fuel to meet Japan’s decarbonisation goals
IEA calls on Japan to clarify gas goals
8 March 2021
Gas companies need greater certainty about the fuel’s long-term outlook
Asian LNG demand poised to climb further
26 February 2021
The LNG sector remains very bullish about the prospects for Asian demand in the 2020s
Industry seeks to replicate Taiwan wind success throughout Asia
30 October 2020
Opportunities to invest in offshore wind energy developments are being created by government measures from Japan to India
Cautious optimism for winter gas demand
13 October 2020
Two forecasters predict that requirements for the fuel could be higher going forward, albeit with caveats
Ambiguities dull lustre of carbon-neutral LNG
22 September 2020
The complexity and cost of pricing carbon emissions from LNG’s full lifecycle will likely deter adoption—so a narrower approach may work better
JKM globalises the gas market
21 September 2020
In Asia, an increasingly liberalised LNG market has enabled the region to mitigate a lack of interconnected pipeline infrastructure
Government policy key to investors’ gas concerns
18 September 2020
Slumping prices and imminent capacity expansion have dented investor confidence despite bullish long-term demand forecasts
Fukushima still looms over energy decisions
11 September 2020
Japan ignores strategic low-carbon energy options and risks muddling through by adding more coal
Japan wastes chance for energy rethink
4 September 2020
The end of the Abe era is unlikely to lead the country to increase its unambitious target for renewables
Mozambique insurgency jeopardises Japan’s energy security
14 August 2020
The resource-poor nation’s search for a reliable alternative to the long-delayed recommissioning of nuclear power plants continues
No killer app for Asia’s transition
19 December 2019
Japan's government is seeking to get as close as possible to carbon neutral by 2050
Jera steps on the gas in Asia
5 December 2019
The Japanese energy heavyweight sees LNG as the right fuel at the right time for developing Asian economies
No Asian gas hub imminent: Osaka Gas
6 November 2019
Lack of fully liberalised East Asian downstream sectors and growing linkage to European prices slow progress towards a stand-alone regional gas market
M&A and NOCs to change LNG world
20 September 2019
Portfolio players and vertically integrated firms are transforming the way the industry operates
Heatwave fails to fire up Japan's LNG prices
20 August 2019
Extensive use of term contracts has protected utilities from the cost of extreme weather but looming nuclear shutdowns could leave them exposed
The LNG wave is on the way
28 January 2019
Liquefaction ramp-ups and a slowing rate of Chinese demand growth finally deliver the oft-anticipated supply glut
Japan tries again for greater flexibility on LNG
15 January 2019
Tokyo renews efforts to push reform in long-term contracts
Buying and selling on the up
29 June 2018
Increased spot and short-term LNG trading and sharp price moves have encouraged the global growth of derivatives trading and hub activity
Japan's energy shake-up
4 May 2018
The country's energy industry has been thrown into a state of turmoil by 'Abenomics'
Japan's gas market deregulation reverberates widely
9 April 2018
JXTG Group has thrown down the gauntlet to Tokyo Gas in a battle for the domestic retail market
Hurdles face putative Asia-Pacific LNG hubs
14 March 2018
Singapore, Shanghai and Japan all wish to become trading hubs and price-reporting agencies are trying to establish benchmarks
Hitting China's great wall
3 January 2018
Sri Lanka has presented some unlikely roadblocks to China's Silk Road project
Singapore poised for LNG hub
10 November 2017
The country is ready to play a leading role in meeting surging liquefied natural gas demand in the region's rapidly expanding market. In emailed responses, Singapore LNG Corporation's (SLNG) chief executive said his company is strategically placed to meet emerging market demand
Era of flexibility
29 September 2017
Buyers are taking control of an oversupplied market and they want shorter contracts and freedom to sell what they don't use
LNG gluts and cycles
12 September 2017
Structural oversupply is about to hit the market and some projects will have to curtail output to cope. But buyers and developers must take a longer-term view
Energy diversification is essential for Japan
11 May 2017
Public resistance to nuclear power is a hurdle to overcome for Japan to meet its energy targets
A buyer’s LNG market
10 May 2017
Demand may be set to surge, but Asia’s largest gas importers remain firmly in control
The great LNG market showdown
5 April 2017
Sellers say a supply crunch is looming. Buyers say suppliers are out of touch with the changing times
Asia to soak up global LNG glut
3 April 2017
Weak prices reflect a region awash in supplies. Rising demand will soak up the global surfeit, but not until the 2020s
Glimmers beyond the glut
27 March 2017
Global exports are heading for a hefty surplus. It will take a brave developer to sanction a sizeable new plant without lining up buyers first
The glut still weighs
25 January 2017
Higher oil prices will lift some LNG contracts, but do little to support the spot market
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