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Canada keen on gas exports to Asia, resource minister says

Ottawa rushes to start LNG production as US demand wanes

Canadian natural gas could "help countries like China and India reduce their consumption of coal," Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi told Nikkei.

OTTAWA -- Canada is eager to bring its abundant natural gas to Asian markets and reduce its reliance on U.S. buyers, Minister of Natural Resources Amarjeet Sohi told Nikkei.

In an interview in the Canadian capital Ottawa, Sohi named Japan, China and India as potential destinations once Canada begins producing liquefied natural gas at scale, which will enable it to ship the fuel overseas.

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