Mar 30, 2017

More households change power suppliers amid market liberalization

Over 3 million households in Japan have switched their electricity suppliers to new entrants to the retail power market since the market was fully liberalized last April. Although the figure accounts for only 5 percent of overall household subscribers, the trend is expected to ...

Mar 28, 2017

Gastech conference to kick off in Chiba next week

Gastech, the world’s largest gas and liquefied natural gas conference and exhibition, will be held at Makuhari Messe in Chiba Prefecture from April 4 to 7. Ten Japanese energy companies and trading houses formed a consortium to host Gastech Japan 2017 in the first ...

Dec 26, 2016

Tepco to sell gas to households

JIJI Tepco Energy Partner Inc. will start selling gas to households next July in response to the full liberalization of the gas retail market coming in April. Tepco Energy Partner, a unit of Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc., also said Monday it has ...

Nov 24, 2016

Trump may revive keystone by rescinding LBJ order: aides

Advisers to Donald Trump are exploring ways he can greenlight the Keystone XL oil pipeline on the day he is sworn into office, including by rescinding a 48-year-old presidential order. Two people familiar with Trump’s transition planning say the issue is actively being discussed, ...