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Japan’s portfolio players need LNG export equity

Japanese companies need to expand their involvement in LNG export projects to compete as portfolio players Japanese companies need to expand their involvement in LNG export projects to compete as portfolio players.
By Andrew Walker 19 February 2019 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 33952
A cargo heading to Japan from Wheatstone LNG in Australia. (Chevron Australia)

Japanese gas companies will need to team up to take bigger equity stakes in LNG export projects if they are to avoid losing out to the majors, delegates heard at the CWC Japan LNG & Gas Summit on Tuesday.

Jera and Tokyo Gas have expressed an interest in expanding into the downstream markets of South and Southeast Asia to expand their LNG businesses beyond the domestic market. However, Ajay Singh, a special adviser to Japanese upstream player Japex, told the conference both companies should focus on...