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CCS Matsuno expresses caution on withdrawal from Sakhalin projects

  • March 8, 2022
  • , Mainichi , p. 5
  • JMH Translation

At a press conference on March 7, Chief Cabinet Secretary Matsuno Hirokazu touched on the Sakhalin-1 and Sakhalin-2 crude oil and liquified natural gas (LNG) projects in Russia, in which Japan’s government and trading companies are involved. “The projects are critical for ensuring a stable supply of energy [in Japan],” Matsuno pointed out, thereby indicating that Japan intends to exercise caution in deciding whether to withdraw from them.

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