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Kansai Electric, Tokyo Gas form united front to tackle market deregulation

TOKYO -- Kansai Electric Power and Tokyo Gas will share supplies of natural gas and know-how in power plant operation to help each other as market deregulation exposes them more to competition from rivals.

     Japan's retail market for electricity was fully deregulated April 1. The same will happen with the sale of natural gas to households in 2017.

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