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Japan's SMM aims to double battery material capacity in nine years

May 17 2019

TOKYO Japanese miner and smelter Sumitomo Metal Mining Co Ltd (SMM) aims to more than double its production capacity of cathode materials used in batteries for automobiles by March 2028, its president Akira Nozaki said on Friday.

RPT-Asia oil buyers, shippers go on alert after Saudi ship, facility attacks

May 15 2019

SINGAPORE/TOKYO, May 15 Asian shippers and refiners have put ships heading to the Middle East on alert and are expecting a possible rise in marine insurance premiums after recent attacks on Saudi oil tankers and pipeline facilities, industry sources said on Tuesday.

Asia oil buyers, shippers go on alert after Saudi ship, facility attacks

May 15 2019

SINGAPORE/TOKYO Asian shippers and refiners have put ships heading to the Middle East on alert and are expecting a possible rise in marine insurance premiums after recent attacks on Saudi oil tankers and pipeline facilities, industry sources said on Tuesday.

JXTG says gets supplies from Saudi, others to replace Iranian oil

May 13 2019

TOKYO JXTG Holdings, Japan's biggest oil refinery operator, has secured crude oil supplies from other countries such as Saudi Arabia to replace Iranian oil shipments that have been crimped by U.S. sanctions, its president said on Monday.

Japan refiners tap more oil from Middle East to replace Iran supply

May 09 2019

TOKYO/SINGPORE Japanese refiners are tapping more oil from the Middle East after the United States ended all waivers from sanctions on Iran starting from this month.

Fuji Oil seeks spot crude oil after U.S. sanctions block Iranian supply

May 09 2019

TOKYO, May 9 Japan's Fuji Oil Co expects to secure alternative crude supplies through term contracts and by tapping the spot market after the U.S. ended waivers on sanctions on Iran, the company's president said on Thursday.

Japanese utilities turn away from coal plans amid green energy boom

Apr 29 2019

TOKYO Japanese utilities are turning away from new coal-fired power projects in the country amid tighter environmental regulations and increasing demand for greener energy from their key customers.

Japanese utilities turn away from coal plans amid green energy boom

Apr 29 2019

TOKYO, April 29 Japanese utilities are turning away from new coal-fired power projects in the country amid tighter environmental regulations and increasing demand for greener energy from their key customers.

JERA aims to double profit by Financial year 25/26 with focus on LNG, renewable energy

Apr 22 2019

TOKYO JERA, Japan's biggest thermal power generator and the world's biggest buyer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), aims to double its profit by the financial year through March 2026 by stepping up investment in LNG and renewable energy, its new head said.

Tokyo Gas, Shell sign LNG deal linked to coal pricing in rare move

Apr 05 2019

TOKYO/SINGAPORE Japan's Tokyo Gas said on Friday it has signed a deal with Royal Dutch Shell for the long-term supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG), partly using a coal-linked pricing formula in an unusual move for an Asian LNG buyer.

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