Inpex eyes bid for Iran's Azadegan oil project

Aug 17, 2017

Inpex eyes bid for Iran's Azadegan oil project

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Japan's Inpex Corp. might participate in a tender to develop the Azadegan oil field in southwestern Iran and form a consortium with other foreign oil firms to that end, a high-ranking Iranian official says. If Inpex gets involved in the Azadegan again — after giving ...

Japan-Russian oil exploration project meets with U.S. resistance

Jul 14, 2017

Japan-Russian oil exploration project meets with U.S. resistance

A Japanese group's plans to explore for Russian oil with state-run Rosneft PJSC have been stymied by U.S. intervention over sanctions, according to people familiar with the matter. Washington's objection to the Japanese project to explore for oil in the ocean off the Russian Far ...

Koike kicks off free lightbulb-switching campaign with Pikotaro

Jul 10, 2017

Koike kicks off free lightbulb-switching campaign with Pikotaro

The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Monday kicked off a campaign to encourage residents to replace their incandescent lightbulbs with energy-efficient LED lighting for free. Later the same day, Tokyo Gov. Yuriko Koike held a launch ceremony at City Hall with comedian Pikotaro to explain the ...

Jul 4, 2017

Trump to pitch U.S. LNG exports in Russia's backyard

President Donald Trump will use fast-growing supplies of U.S. natural gas as a political tool when he meets in Warsaw on Thursday with leaders of a dozen countries that are captive to Russia for their energy needs. In recent years, Moscow has cut off gas ...