Japan receives first U.S. shale gas shipment

Author: Dr. Phyllis Yoshida

Categories: Energy and Technology

On January 8, Jiji Press reported that “a tanker carrying 70,000 tons of shale-based LNG arrived at a thermal power plant in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture, run by Chubu Electric Power Co. The gas was loaded in Louisiana on Dec. 7 and transported to Japan via the Panama.” This shipment is a major event in U.S.-Japan relations; it is the first U.S. shale gas to reach Japan.

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The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy

Date: March 21, 2016

Sasakawa USA in partnership with the Daniel K. Inouye Asia-Pacific Center for Security Studies hosted The U.S., Japan, and the Future of Renewable Energy: A bilaterally-focused workshop to understand the various means currently employed for generating and storing renewable energy and plans for scaling up renewables, including potential opportunities for cooperation as well as obstacles.

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