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US Shale Gas: A New Option For Japanese LNG Supply

 

By-James Jensen

 

Japan has increasingly been forced, since the 2009 recession, to face severe challenges to its energy and environmental policies.

The March 2011 Fukushima disaster placed the future of nuclear energy under a cloud, leading to a September 2012 policy statement which called for the phase-out of all nuclear plants, by sometime in the 2030s. In October 2012, after years of debate, Japan...