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Japan should stick with Russia's Sakhalin-2 gas project

Tokyo must give priority to ensuring energy security

| Japan
The LNG terminal at Sakhalin-2 in 2009: Decisions by Japanese companies on the project will have wider consequences.   © Kyodo

Vandana Hari is founder of Vanda Insights, a Singapore-based global energy market intelligence provider.

A number of leading Japanese trading companies and utilities have found themselves at a crossroads in recent weeks, forced to decide whether to continue being partners and customers of Russia's Sakhalin-2 liquefied natural gas project by agreeing to unilateral new terms and conditions set by Moscow or to walk away.

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