Tagged With Japan
Japan needs scale to make hydrogen imports viable
27 May 2020
The lack of capacity to generate renewable energy in the densely populated island nation means it will need to rely on imports to fulfil its multi-decade hydrogen strategy
No killer app for Asia’s transition
19 December 2019
Japan's government is seeking to get as close as possible to carbon neutral by 2050
Japan oil demand cut could be swift
11 December 2019
The Asian nation’s consensus culture means renewable energy could very quickly take a substantial chunk out of conventional hydrocarbons requirements
Jera steps on the gas in Asia
5 December 2019
The Japanese energy heavyweight sees LNG as the right fuel at the right time for developing Asian economies
No Asian gas hub imminent: Osaka Gas
6 November 2019
Lack of fully liberalised East Asian downstream sectors and growing linkage to European prices slow progress towards a stand-alone regional gas market
M&A and NOCs to change LNG world
20 September 2019
Portfolio players and vertically integrated firms are transforming the way the industry operates
Heatwave fails to fire up Japan's LNG prices
20 August 2019
Extensive use of term contracts has protected utilities from the cost of extreme weather but looming nuclear shutdowns could leave them exposed
The LNG wave is on the way
28 January 2019
Liquefaction ramp-ups and a slowing rate of Chinese demand growth finally deliver the oft-anticipated supply glut
Japan tries again for greater flexibility on LNG
15 January 2019
Tokyo renews efforts to push reform in long-term contracts
Saudi Arabia's superpowered sunshine dream
4 September 2018
Saudi Arabia surprised observers earlier this year when it announced a massive renewables deal. But is it doable?
Buying and selling on the up
29 June 2018
Increased spot and short-term LNG trading and sharp price moves have encouraged the global growth of derivatives trading and hub activity
Hydrogen scales up
8 June 2018
The potential for the widespread use of hydrogen as a zero-emission fuel is gaining traction in Asia
UK doubles down on nuclear power plans
6 June 2018
London is stepping up its talks with Hitachi over the proposed Wylfa Newydd plant
Japan's energy shake-up
4 May 2018
The country's energy industry has been thrown into a state of turmoil by 'Abenomics'
Japan's gas market deregulation reverberates widely
9 April 2018
JXTG Group has thrown down the gauntlet to Tokyo Gas in a battle for the domestic retail market
Hurdles face putative Asia-Pacific LNG hubs
14 March 2018
Singapore, Shanghai and Japan all wish to become trading hubs and price-reporting agencies are trying to establish benchmarks
Hitting China's great wall
3 January 2018
Sri Lanka has presented some unlikely roadblocks to China's Silk Road project
Singapore poised for LNG hub
10 November 2017
The country is ready to play a leading role in meeting surging liquefied natural gas demand in the region's rapidly expanding market. In emailed responses, Singapore LNG Corporation's (SLNG) chief executive said his company is strategically placed to meet emerging market demand
Era of flexibility
29 September 2017
Buyers are taking control of an oversupplied market and they want shorter contracts and freedom to sell what they don't use
LNG gluts and cycles
12 September 2017
Structural oversupply is about to hit the market and some projects will have to curtail output to cope. But buyers and developers must take a longer-term view
Energy diversification is essential for Japan
11 May 2017
Public resistance to nuclear power is a hurdle to overcome for Japan to meet its energy targets
A buyer’s LNG market
10 May 2017
Demand may be set to surge, but Asia’s largest gas importers remain firmly in control
The great LNG market showdown
5 April 2017
Sellers say a supply crunch is looming. Buyers say suppliers are out of touch with the changing times
Asia to soak up global LNG glut
3 April 2017
Weak prices reflect a region awash in supplies. Rising demand will soak up the global surfeit, but not until the 2020s
Glimmers beyond the glut
27 March 2017
Global exports are heading for a hefty surplus. It will take a brave developer to sanction a sizeable new plant without lining up buyers first
The glut still weighs
25 January 2017
Higher oil prices will lift some LNG contracts, but do little to support the spot market