Japan, Russia Agree To Support Huge Gas Project
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Japan and Russia have agreed to throw their support behind a private-sector project to build a liquefied natural gas plant in Russia’s Far East, a Japanese official said on Monday.
Japanese trade and industry minister Yukio Edano and Russian energy minister Alexander Novak signed a memorandum of understanding on the sidelines of an Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation forum in St. Petersburg at the weekend, trade ministry official Tsutomu Kato said.
The agreement concerns a plant in Vladivostok that is expected to produce 10 million tonnes of LNG annually — or about 13 percent of Japan’s annual imports — from later this decade, Kato said.