Osaka Gas Co Ltd (9532.T)
TOKYO, Jan 25 Gas usage in Japan, the world's biggest importer of the fuel in liquid form, this week hit daily records in the cities of Tokyo and Osaka, with residents cranking up heating as a cold snap grips the country.
* Supply glut to deepen on new U.S., Australia production -Al Sada
SINGAPORE Global flows of liquefied natural gas (LNG) are set to change as the growth in a supply glut will peak in 2018 because of new production from Australia and the United States, energy consultancy PIRA Energy Group said.
TOKYO Forced into action by falling customers due to market liberalization and a shrinking population, Japan's utilities are ditching old long-term coal and gas supply contracts in favor of more short-term, opportunistic trading.