Japan LNG demand under the microscope at Gastech conference

As the world’s largest consumer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Japan’s consumption accounts for one third of the entire global output every year, placing the country at the epicentre of supply-demand shifts as markets fluctuate in turbulent times.

The future of Japan’s energy security is a matter of national priority, leaving the country with challenging decisions regarding the fuels it chooses. The need to re-engage and re-negotiate major long-term LNG and gas contracts over the next few years will help Japanese customers drive better value and flexibility in the future.

With its once-strong demand for nuclear power now heavily diminished, the importance of Japan as a major consumer of LNG is expected to bring investors, stakeholders and players together at the Gastech Conference & Exhibition in Singapore from 27 to 30 October 2015.

Leaders from Japanese trading and energy companies including Tokyo Gas, JERA, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, INPEX, ITOCHU, JAPEX, JX Nippon, Marubeni and Sumitomo will attend the event in Singapore.

The conference programme also includes speakers from Japanese companies JERA, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsui OSK. Presentations will range from models for competitive LNG pricing, opportunities for Japanese utility companies, developments in LNG storage and the impact on shipping routes in response to the widening of the Panama Canal and emergence of Arctic shipping routes. 

Gastech Conference & Exhibition 2015 is hosted by BG Group. The event is also supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) Singapore, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), and will be held in association with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

For further information or to register visit www.gastechsingapore.com/conference

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