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US LNG a boon for Japan

More import options a boost but not a panacea

An LNG carrier moored at Chubu Electric Power's Joetsu Thermal Power Station in Joetsu, Niigata Prefecture

TOKYO -- U.S. efforts to boost liquefied natural gas and crude oil exports provide a good opportunity for Japan to break free from its dependence on the Middle East. However, it is still unclear what direction the energy policy of U.S. President Donald Trump will take.

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