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Minister says “Japan may procure LNG from countries other than Russia”

  • September 7, 2022
  • , Sankei , p. 9
  • JMH Translation

At a press conference held after a Cabinet meeting on Sept. 6, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Nishimura Yasutoshi touched on the Russian government’s approval of an application by a Japanese firm to take a stake in the Sakhalin-2 oil and natural gas development project in Russia’s Far East. The minister said, “We’ll secure the stable supply of liquified natural gas (LNG) through various medium- to longer-term measures, such as procuring LNG from countries other than Russia and restraining demand.”

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