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Tokyo meeting to address changing LNG landscape

Suppliers will be urged to be more flexible as US shale oil boom impacts market

Japan is completely reliant on shipped LNG supplies to meet its requirements for fossil fuels, which have soared since the nation's 48 nuclear reactors were taken off line in the wake of the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster.


ENERGY politics will dominate an international conference in Tokyo this week where Asia's major consuming nations, including Japan, will press for better terms from suppliers, including the reduction or elimination of the "Asia premium" which consumers are forced to pay for...

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