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IEA: China leads demand for natural gas

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, June 5 – Natural gas is headed for a bright future, according to a new report by the International Energy Agency (IEA) projecting China to more than double consumption by 2017, while the U.S. will … Continue reading

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Coal: U.S. exporters face West Coast challenges

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, June 1 – U.S. exporters of coal are finding it difficult to get their products to Asian markets, a difficulty underlined this week when the Seattle city council declared its opposition to moving coal through … Continue reading

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U.S.: No exception for Japan on exports of natural gas

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 31 – The Obama administration is said to be reconsidering a recent decision to deny exports of liquefied natural gas to Japan, given the country’s need to find a replacement fuel following closure of … Continue reading

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Japanese money pulls in LNG

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 7 – There can be little doubt that Japan’s need for liquefied natural gas has soared in the wake of the country’s nuclear meltdown last year, with all of its reactors now shuttered. That … Continue reading

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Japan continues drive for LNG

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, May 1 – Still reeling from the shock of last year’s nuclear meltdown in Fukushima, Japan continues to seek additional supplies of liquefied natural gas as the best alternative means to fuel the nation’s power … Continue reading

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A long, cold winter coming to Japan

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 25 – Japan’s government, faced with continued popular displeasure over any suggestion of renewing the country’s nuclear power facilities, is in a quandary over its energy policy. Just this week, Japan was urged by … Continue reading

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Shoring up the Pacific

By Eric Watkins LOS ANGELES, April 19 – US Marines may turn in their graves to learn that Japanese military forces will be returning to Tinian Island – scene of a major battle in World War Two. But they may … Continue reading

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