American shale gas heads to East Asia for first time

Jul 28, 2016

American shale gas heads to East Asia for first time

East Asia, which imports more liquefied natural gas than any other region of the world, is preparing to receive its first supplies from America's shale bounty. A tanker that loaded LNG at Cheniere Energy Inc.'s export terminal in Louisiana is bound for the Far East, ...

/ Apr 20, 2014

Abe to ask Obama to boost shale gas exports to Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to ask U.S. President Barack Obama during their summit in Tokyo to boost U.S. shale gas exports to Japan, a government source said Sunday. Japan views the new and abundant source of natural gas as an important way to cut ...

Feb 12, 2014

U.S. approves further LNG exports to Japan

The U.S. Energy Department said Tuesday it has authorized exports of domestically produced liquefied natural gas via an international consortium including Japanese firms such as major trading house Mitsui & Co. The move is expected to help Japan procure cheaper energy resources including shale gas, ...

Canada agrees to begin exporting shale gas to Japan

Sep 25, 2013

Canada agrees to begin exporting shale gas to Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canada's Prime Minister Stephen Harper agreed Tuesday that Canada will begin exporting shale gas to Japan, making it the second country after the U.S. to provide the nation with the natural gas. During the summit talks in Ottawa, Abe and ...

/ Sep 22, 2013

Japan, Canada close to deal on shale gas export boost

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are expected to agree to increase Canadian shale gas exports to Japan from around 2020, Japanese officials said Sunday. Canada's envisioned shale gas exports are likely to total 40 million tons a year. The gas ...

Motegi seeks quick U.S. approval of LNG exports

May 5, 2013

Motegi seeks quick U.S. approval of LNG exports

Trade minister Toshimitsu Motegi has requested early U.S. approval of liquefied natural gas exports in a meeting with Acting Energy Secretary Daniel Poneman in Washington, saying that securing a relatively cheap energy source is crucial to Japan. Poneman told Motegi on Friday that he fully ...