Anna Shiryaevskaya
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A Tokyo Gas Co. storage tank at the company's Setagaya facility in Tokyo
ENVIRONMENT / Climate change
Jan 12, 2024
World trying to quit fossil fuels gets flood of gas instead
Formerly a sluggish sector, global events spurred LNG's expansion
Japan Times
Aug 23, 2022
German power prices smash record as energy panic engulfs Europe
Europe finds itself in a precarious situation with the official start of the winter heating season just over a month away.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2022
Poorer nations face unrest as wealthy countries snap up fuel
Already, gas deliveries that were scheduled for Pakistan or India are being redirected to Europe, where buyers are able to afford higher prices.
Japan Times
Jul 2, 2022
Russia’s move on Sakhalin-2 gas plant intensifies competition for fuel
Russiau2019s move to reshuffle ownership of the project may constrict global markets even more by pushing Japan to compete with Europe for alternative sources of supply.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Markets
Mar 27, 2022
Gazprom arm risks rattling energy markets from U.K. to Singapore
Gazprom Marketing & Trading is facing liquidity problems as banks delay its transactions and peers refuse to deal with it.
Japan Times
Aug 19, 2021
Don’t count on LNG to save Europe from a winter gas crunch
Europeu2019s vast network of liquefied natural gas terminals canu2019t save it from a winter supply crunch.
Japan Times
Aug 9, 2021
The era of cheap natural gas ends as prices surge by 1,000%
With few other options, the world is expected to depend more on cleaner-burning gas as a replacement to coal to help achieve near-term green goals.
Japan Times
Dec 12, 2020
Longest Arctic sailing season tops off a year of climate disasters
Thinning ice in the Arctic Ocean made this yearu2019s navigation season for tankers the longest on record, a sign that the pace of climate change is accelerating in the northernmost latitudes.
Japan Times
Jul 31, 2020
Hydrogen’s future may follow path blazed by natural gas
Following natural gasu2019s lead, Japan is preparing to trial imports from Australia of superchilled liquid hydrogen.


Hideo Shimoju points to a possible site that his fellow neighbors may relocate to. Such relocations have happened before, but not preemptively.
In disaster-prone Japan, some communities consider major moves