Dec 10, 2014

JAL to reduce fuel surcharges on some international flights

Japan Airlines has said it will reduce fuel surcharges on international flights for tickets issued in Japan in February and March 2015. The cuts will save fliers between ¥7,000 and ¥10,000 on the longest flights, when compared with the surcharges currently levied. The cut ...

Abe's team to offer  gasoline subsidies as oil follows yen

Dec 4, 2014

Abe's team to offer gasoline subsidies as oil follows yen

The Abe administration plans to launch a subsidy program for gasoline, kerosene and other fuel to help deal with the yen’s steep fall even though the price of crude oil is sinking, according to informed sources. The administration plans to include the program in ...

Governments not ready for disaster

Mar 9, 2014

Governments not ready for disaster

As many as 22 percent of municipalities across the country do not have stockpiles of fuel to operate emergency generators for half a day or longer, according to a survey of major local governments. Of the 98 governments — prefectures, ordinance-designated major cities and ...

Global LNG client group eyed to cut import costs

Sep 10, 2013

Global LNG client group eyed to cut import costs

Japan, the world’s biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas, plans to form an international consumer group to study ways of reducing import costs. The government-affiliated Institute of Energy Economics, Japan, is proposing joint research with organizations in Asia and Europe on issues in LNG ...