Opinion on Natural Resources in Japan

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CommentWire
CommentWire

G8 energy: all for none?

At the G8 summit in Russia, leaders once again demonstrated that these events are merely a meeting of minds, not a mechanism to create aligned policy. There was little unanimity on nuclear and it is clear that Russia, as a net exporter of gas, has different priorities.

Published By Datamonitor
20 Jul 2006
CommentWire
CommentWire

UK LNG: foreign suppliers are failing to deliver

UK wholesale gas prices have been at a premium to the US market; however, this has failed to encourage LNG shippers, which have diverted tankers away from the UK. Cargo needs, capacity planning and concerns about the security of supply should be raised, given that market fundamentals are not at work. A supply failure, albeit temporary, must be corrected for the market to function efficiently.

Published By Datamonitor
01 Apr 2008
CommentWire
CommentWire

Japan: pursuing Australia's natural gas resources

For the past three years, Australia has hosted a thrilling race to develop its coal seam gas resources. BG Group is the current market leader, with other IOC/NOC joint ventures close behind; Shell made the most recent move, offering to acquire the remaining shares of its partner Arrow Energy. Yet, with competition continuing apace, Japan's strategic purchases have been largely overlooked.

Published By Datamonitor
15 Mar 2010
CommentWire
CommentWire

Osaka Gas: redefining the super major

Japan's dependence on liquefied natural gas imports has created a market situation whereby the country boasts a large number of integrated energy companies. However, having invested significantly in Spain's Sagunto terminal, Osaka Gas is leading the way in breaking free of the burden of merely meeting domestic demand to show promise in other fields.

Published By Datamonitor
04 Jun 2010
Expert View
Expert View

Japan and Australia: changes in leadership could radically alter both countries' energy markets

The prime ministers of Australia and Japan have both stepped down, in the hope that their replacements will be better placed to win their forthcoming elections. Energy policies were a key factor in both resignations, and therefore the impact of these new appointments on the domestic energy markets in both countries could be substantial.

Published By Datamonitor
05 Jul 2010

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