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Japan pushes LNG for transport to boost energy security

The Isla Bella, the first containership to be powered by LNG, at General Dynamics NASSCO shipyard in San Diego, California.


JAPAN, the world's biggest importer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), is drawing up plans to get trucks and ships to use the fuel, partly to help cut carbon emissions but also to diversify energy sources in the freight sector for security reasons.

A draft report on energy