Middle East Economic Survey

VOL. LIV

No 37

12-Sep-2011

Japan Plans To Increase Product Stocks

The Japanese government on 6 September said it plans to increase its strategic stocks of refined petroleum products in order to guard against shortages in the event of any future natural disaster, such as the earthquake and tsunami that struck the island last March. A plan is being devised that would ensure stable supplies and speed their delivery in an emergency, a government official was reported...