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Japanese firm cashing in on growing gas demand in Nepal

/ Jun 17, 2018

Japanese firm cashing in on growing gas demand in Nepal

A Japanese gas product vendor is tapping into the Nepali market as part of efforts to expand business in Asia, cashing in on growing energy demand in the Himalayan state, which is still recovering from a devastating earthquake three years ago. Saisan Co., a distributor ...

Apr 24, 2018

Japan to promote U.S. natural gas exports to Asia

The Japanese government said it will promote the exports of U.S. liquefied natural gas to Asian countries to help slash Washington's trade deficit. Masaki Ishikawa, chief of the Trade and Economy Cooperation Bureau in the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, spoke of the plan ...

Oct 14, 2017

U.S. regulators OK Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines

RICHMOND, Virginia AP A divided panel of federal regulators granted approvals Friday evening for the Atlantic Coast and Mountain Valley natural gas pipelines, major East Coast projects. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission's authorization had been widely expected by both supporters and opponents of the pipelines. The certificates ...

Sep 6, 2017

Osaka Gas looking to gain a foothold in Tokyo

Osaka Gas Co. will build a facility to produce gas near Tokyo in partnership with Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and JXTG Holdings Inc., sources said Wednesday. Osaka Gas will become the first major gas supplier to run its mainline operations outside its existing ...

Total's ice-class LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided

Aug 18, 2017

Total's ice-class LNG tanker makes Arctic passage unaided

A tanker carrying liquefied natural gas has made the passage from Europe to Asia via the Arctic unaided, a maritime course that has become possible due to global warming, energy firm Total said Thursday. It is "the first commercial vessel to travel alone the Northern ...

Japan, EU ink cooperation pact to remove LNG resale restrictions

Jul 12, 2017

Japan, EU ink cooperation pact to remove LNG resale restrictions

Japan and the European Union exchanged a memorandum of understanding Tuesday on their cooperation to remove terms that restrict the resale of liquefied natural gas from LNG import contracts. The cooperation deal, also aimed at making the LNG market transparent, was signed in Brussels by ...

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 ...

Japan said to ink deal to promote U.S. LNG in Asia

Jun 2, 2017

Japan said to ink deal to promote U.S. LNG in Asia

Japan plans to sign an agreement to promote American liquefied natural gas exports during U.S. Energy Secretary Rick Perry's visit to Tokyo, which started this week, according to people familiar with the plans. The agreement covers Japan developing markets in Asia to sell LNG sourced ...