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Tepco to dabble in urban gas supply
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Japan - December 27, 2016

Tokyo Electric Power Company (Tepco), mulling its first bond sale since the Fukushima disaster, will start selling gas through…

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Japan lifts sanctions against Iran
NEWS
Japan - January 22, 2016

Japan lifted nuclear sanctions on Iran Friday following the UN Atomic Energy Agency’s confirmation that the Middle Eastern…

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Japan looks for offshore potential
NEWS
Japan - July 31, 2015

Inpex has been commissioned by the Japanese government to drill one exploratory well off the country’s southwest coast, the company has confirmed. The issue came down…

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Shell pushes ahead with asset selloff
NEWS
Japan - July 30, 2015

Shell is selling its one-third stake in Japanese refining company Showa Shell Sekiyu in a deal worth around $1.4 billion, the company said in a statement on Thursday.…

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JX Holdings shifts focus away from oil
NEWS
Japan - June 26, 2015

Japan’s largest refining company will shift the focus of its operations away from oil-based products in response to the drop in oil prices.

JX Holdings will cut…

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Itochu sells US shale stake for $1
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Japan - June 24, 2015

Japanese trading house Itochu has sold its billion-dollar stake in US shale company Samson Resources for $1.

Itochu was part of consortium led by US private equity…

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BP and Kansai strike LNG deal
NEWS
Japan - May 28, 2015

BP and Japanese utility Kansai Electric have struck a sales and purchase agreement for liquefied natural gas (LNG) on Thursday. This agreement also includes room for…

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