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US shale-based LNG gushes into Asia

Japan follows South Korea, China and India in signing long-term contracts

A ship carrying U.S. LNG arrived at a port in Yokohama, Japan on Monday. (Photo by Ryosuke Hanafusa)

TOKYO -- Liquefied natural gas originating from the U.S. is flowing into Asia at an accelerating pace, with Japan becoming the most recent country to buy the fuel under a long-term contract.

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