American shale gas heads to East Asia for first time

Jul 28, 2016

American shale gas heads to East Asia for first time

East Asia, which imports more liquefied natural gas than any other region of the world, is preparing to receive its first supplies from America’s shale bounty. A tanker that loaded LNG at Cheniere Energy Inc.’s export terminal in Louisiana is bound for the Far ...

Jan 15, 2016

Tokyo Gas expects $90 million writedown on U.S. shale assets

Tokyo Gas Co., Japan’s largest city-gas distributor, expects to book an impairment charge of ¥10.6 billion ($90 million) on its U.S. shale gas project and is reviewing its profit forecast following a drop in energy prices. The company, which last year took a ¥31 ...

Feb 12, 2014

U.S. approves further LNG exports to Japan

The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday it has authorized exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas via an international consortium including Japanese firms such as major trading house Mitsui & Co. The move is expected to help Japan procure cheaper energy resources including shale ...

Canada agrees to begin exporting shale gas to Japan

Sep 25, 2013

Canada agrees to begin exporting shale gas to Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canada’s Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed Tuesday that Canada will begin exporting shale gas to Japan, making it the second country after the U.S. to provide the nation with the natural gas. During the summit talks in Ottawa, Abe ...

Sep 22, 2013

Japan, Canada close to deal on shale gas export boost

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are expected to agree to increase Canadian shale gas exports to Japan from around 2020, Japanese officials said Sunday. Canada’s envisioned shale gas exports are likely to total 40 million tons a year. The ...

Big builders jumping on board shale gas boom

May 8, 2013

Big builders jumping on board shale gas boom

Japanese shipbuilders and heavy machinery makers are stepping up efforts to expand operations, taking advantage of an expected start of full-fledged exports of shale gas, a type of natural gas, by the United States. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. and Imabari Shipbuilding Co. have teamed ...