• Kyodo


Energy ministers from the Group of Seven countries are set to agree at their meeting next month on the need to invest more to ramp up oil and gas production capacity for a future demand rise, sources said Thursday.

The ministers from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States will also call for setting up a global framework for securing sufficient natural gas supply in emergencies such as natural disasters and international disputes, the sources with access to a draft statement of the meeting said.

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