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Energy ministers from the Group of Seven (G-7) countries started two days of talks in Kitakyushu on Sunday, focusing first on promoting investment in production, infrastructure and technology to ensure stable energy supplies.

Gathering in Fukuoka Prefecture, ministers and representatives from Britain, Canada, France, Germany, Italy, Japan and the United States, as well as the European Union, the International Energy Agency and the International Renewable Energy Agency addressed concerns that declining spending on oil and gas development could lead to a shortage of supply capacity because demand is expected to pick up over the long term in emerging countries, Japanese officials said.

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