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Elizabeth Low
For Elizabeth Low's latest contributions to The Japan Times, see below:
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 28, 2022
Putin’s war leaves West more reliant than ever on Asian fuel
As Europe and the U.S. cut their dependence on Russian petroleum, they are facing shortages at home. Thatu2019s opening opportunities for mega-refineries in places like China and Kuwait.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Nov 22, 2022
World's most-crucial fuel heads for shortage touching everything
The shortage comes at a time when supply crunches in nearly all the worldu2019s energy markets have worsened inflation and stifled growth.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 21, 2022
Behind on climate action, global aviation industry pins hope on scarce, pricey fuel
Airlines contribute more than 2% of the worldu2019s carbon emissions and lag almost all other sectors in green commitments.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 20, 2022
Russia to flood Asia with fuels as Europe ramps up sanctions
India and China took a combined 2.7 million barrels a day of Russian crude and products last month, according to Morgan Stanley.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 18, 2022
Refiners in oil’s top market want more — even near $100 a barrel
Despite rising crude prices, margins for producing diesel and gasoline have surged to near pre-pandemic levels as inventories run low across the world.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Feb 11, 2022
‘Come out to fight’: Asia’s truckers feel strain of diesel surge
The diesel market in Asia has tightened as reduced supplies from China coincided with production disruptions and surging demand in economies rebounding from the pandemic.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 17, 2021
Asia’s air travel may take three years to recover from pandemic
The drawn-out timelines highlight the difficulties facing Asia and the likely consequences for jet fuel, a traditionally prized part of the oil products market.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 22, 2020
Bleak aviation outlook has Asian refiners juggling fuel output
Firms are having to make a decision on how best to refine their oil to meet current demand amid the coronavirus pandemic.

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