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Japanese Government Seeking Support from Federal Authorities in Canada, United States for LNG Trade

Platts LNG Daily reports that officials with the Japanese government hope to secure support from Canada and the United States for the export of LNG from North America to Japan. The article notes that Japan hopes to receive a waiver from the U.S. Department of Energy allowing LNG exports to Japan. [Subscription required]

European LNG Headlines

Lithuanian PM: Baltic States Are Not Against a Joint Regional LNG Project (Baltic Course)

DOE Study on LNG Exports Delayed

The U.S. Department of Energy’s study on the economic effects of increased LNG exports will not be released until late summer 2012 according to a DOE spokeswoman. Pending applications for LNG exports to countries without a free trade agreement with the United States will be delayed until the Obama Administration has an opportunity to review the study results.  The spokeswoman...

LNG Vessel Charted by Morgan Stanley Delivering LNG Cargo to Japan

Bloomberg reports that the Arctic Spirit, an LNG vessel owned by Teekay LNG Partners and chartered by Morgan Stanley, is transporting an LNG cargo from the Sabine Pass terminal in Louisiana to the Sodegaura LNG import facility in Tokyo, Japan.

Gazprom Seeking U.S. LNG Project Role

RBC reported yesterday that Gazprom Global LNG is looking to invest in an undisclosed U.S. LNG project. A Gazprom official stated that the company hopes to export 25% of the annual global LNG trade by 2030.

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