Japan and Canada To Agree on Shale Gas Exports

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper are expected to agree to increase cooperation toward starting Canadian shale gas exports to Japan from around 2020, Japanese officials said Sunday.

Canada’s envisaged shale gas exports are likely to total 40 million tons a year. Shale gas will be shipped after being processed into liquefied natural gas, according to the officials.

Abe and Harper plan to reach the agreement in a meeting on Tuesday in Ottawa during the Japanese leader’s five-day visit to Canada and the United States from Monday.

Canada will be the second country to export shale gas to Japan. The United States plans to start shipping 6.7 million tons a year of shale gas to Japan from around 2017.

via Mainichi

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Alfonso Esparza

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Alfonso Esparza specializes in macro forex strategies for North American and major currency pairs. Upon joining OANDA in 2007, Alfonso Esparza established the MarketPulseFX blog and he has since written extensively about central banks and global economic and political trends. Alfonso has also worked as a professional currency trader focused on North America and emerging markets. He has been published by The MarketWatch, Reuters, the Wall Street Journal and The Globe and Mail, and he also appears regularly as a guest commentator on networks including Bloomberg and BNN. He holds a finance degree from the Monterrey Institute of Technology and Higher Education (ITESM) and an MBA with a specialization on financial engineering and marketing from the University of Toronto.
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