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Woodside to Sell 10% Stake in Scarborough Project to LNG Japan

Aug 08, 2023

Australian oil and gas giant Woodside has agreed to sell a 10% stake in the Scarborough joint venture in Australia to LJ Scarborough Pty Ltd (LNG Japan).The Scarborough Joint Venture comprises the Scarborough field and associated offshore and subsea infrastructure. The Scarborough field is located approximately 375 km off the coast of Western Australia.The Scarborough project will include the installation…

Japan Responds to Fresh Sanctions on Arctic LNG 2

Sep 19, 2023

Japan will ensure stable and steady energy supply to the country even after the U.S. imposed fresh sanctions related to Russia's Arctic LNG 2 project, Japan's Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Tuesday.The Arctic LNG 2 project…

Toshiba and General Electric to Establish Domestic Offshore Wind Supply Chain in Japan

Jul 17, 2023

Japan's Toshiba plans to establish a domestic supply chain for offshore wind power equipment together with U.S. manufacturer General Electric, Nikkei reported on Saturday, as Japan is expanding in renewable energy in a zero-carbon push. Japan's…

Bidding Period Closes for Japan's Second Offshore Wind Power Tender

Jun 30, 2023

Japan's government on Friday finished accepting bids for a second major round of offshore wind power tenders to build 1.8 gigawatts (GW) of capacity in four areas, with the result to be announced by the end of March.Japan's offshore wind power…

Wind Industry Aims to Provide a Third of Japan's Power by 2050

May 30, 2023

Japan's wind power body has set a mid-century goal to increase capacity to 140 gigawatts (GW) from less than 5 GW now, it said on Monday, to meet a third of the country's electricity demand and help it to hit its 2050 carbon neutrality target…

Britain Wants to Take Part in Japan's Offshore Wind Development

Apr 17, 2023

Britain wants to take part in developing Japan's offshore wind power via options ranging from the participation of its energy companies to providing financing and insurance, Energy Security Secretary Grant Shapps told Reuters. The Group of Seven…

Japan Climate Group Urges More Renewable Energy, Effective Carbon Pricing

Apr 12, 2023

Japanese companies and climate groups called on the nation's government on Wednesday to step up the introduction of renewable energy and quickly adopt carbon pricing to tackle global warming.The Japan Climate Initiative (JCI), an alliance of companies…

Japan's Emerging Offshore Wind Market Attracting Norwegian Supply Chain and Developers

Mar 14, 2023

Offshore wind organizations Norwegian Offshore Wind in Norway and JWPA in Japan signed an MOU in Tokyo to get business going between the two countries' offshore wind companies. 'Both the Norwegian supply chain and developers are interested in the emerging Japanese market…

Japan May Buy Russian Oil from Sakhalin-2 to Secure LNG Supply -PAJ Head

Feb 15, 2023

Japanese oil refiners may buy Russian crude from the Sakhalin-2 oil and gas project, if needed, to secure a stable supply of liquefied natural gas (LNG), the president of the Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ) said on Wednesday. But Russian oil…

How Will Japan Resolve Shipping Insurance for Russian LNG imports?

Dec 29, 2022

Japan, the world's top liquefied natural gas (LNG) importer, is facing its latest challenge in securing vital gas supplies from Russia after Western reinsurers said they would halt marine war insurance for ships travelling in Russian waters from Jan…

Japan Restarts Offshore Wind Power Auctions with Updated Rules

Dec 28, 2022

Japan has resumed public auctions for offshore wind power projects under revised rules aimed at encouraging a wider range of operators and accelerating the development of infrastructure, the industry and land ministries said on Wednesday. The…

Japan's Cosmo Energy Signs New Offshore Oil Field Deal with QatarEnergy

Dec 27, 2022

Japan's Cosmo Energy Holdings Co Ltd said on Friday it has signed a new agreement with Qatar Energy to continue its operation in the Al-Karkara and A-Structures offshore oil fields, which came into effect after the expiry of the current contract this month…

DEME, Penta-Ocean Unveil Upgraded Wind Turbine Installation Vessel Model

Dec 07, 2022

Belgium's Princess Astrid of Belgium and Japanese State Minister of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism, Hiroo Ishii took part in the unveiling ceremony of the upgraded ‘Sea Challenger’ offshore wind turbine installation vessel in Tokyo on Tuesday…

Japan Gov't to Retain Stake in New Sakhalin-1 Operator

Nov 01, 2022

Japan has decided to retain its stake in the new Russian operator of the Sakhalin-1 oil and gas project and has asked Japanese consortium members to stay to ensure the country's energy security, the industry minister said on Tuesday. 'The Sakhalin…

Ørsted Names Country Manager for Japan

Oct 27, 2022

Ørsted, one of the world's largest offshore wind developers, has appointed Henriette Holm as its new Country Manager for Japan.'Henriette Holm brings more than 25 years of experience with Ørsted, and its predecessor organisation, working across transactions…

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