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China to overtake Japan as biggest natural gas importer

The adoption of strict pollution measures in Beijing has put China in a position to overtake Japan as the biggest importer of natural gas in the world for 2018, as gas will be destined to replace dirtier coal, Reuters reported.

JERA, EDFT form LNG optimisation joint venture

Japanese Jera and French EDF Trading Limited announced the signing of a non-binding agreement for an LNG optimisation joint venture  through JERA Trading Pte. Ltd.), to address uncertainties of LNG demand in Japan and Europe and to improve competitiveness of global LNG market.

SEA\LNG members deepen discussion on LNG as transport fuel

“Ports have to be ready for the coming energy transition. Vessels can’t compromise too much cargo space for fuel tank installation, so those ports who are in a key position for trunk line services, such as Yokohama and Singapore, should give priority to their development of LNG bunkering infrastructures,” Mr. Morooka of YKIP said.

SEA\LNG members deepen discussion on LNG as transport fuel

“Ports have to be ready for the coming energy transition. Vessels can’t compromise too much cargo space for fuel tank installation, so those ports who are in a key position for trunk line services, such as Yokohama and Singapore, should give priority to their development of LNG bunkering infrastructures,” Mr. Morooka of YKIP said.

Gazprom, Mitsui discuss LNG cooperation

A working meeting between Russian energy giant Gazprom and Japanese trader Mitsui & Co. took place on Tuesday, in Moscow, addressing the ongoing and future partnership between the companies with a focus on LNG.

Indian Minister on LNG discussions in Japan

India’s Minister of Petroleum & Natural Gas Shri Dharmendra Pradhan is currently in Japan to enhance the bilateral engagements in the Oil and Gas sectors within the overall framework of India-Japan Energy Dialogue. The aim of the visit, among others, is to support cooperation in establishing an efficient and balanced LNG market.

India approves LNG cooperation with Japan

The MoC provides a framework to cooperate in facilitating flexibility in LNG contracts, abolition of Destination Restriction Clause and also explore possibilities of cooperation in establishing reliable LNG spot price indices reflecting true LNG demand and supply.

Sri Lanka to acquire LNG terminal

Sri Lanka has decided to go ahead with the setting up of an LNG terminal near Colombo with Indian and Japanese companies. After having been in discussions since last more than one year, the Sri Lankan Government issued a Letter of Intent to the Government of India, on September 1st.

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