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Ukraine war

EU seeks extra LNG from Japan, hedging against Russia cutoff

Emergency supplies to come on top of March commitments amid Ukraine conflict

Japan has already agreed to send hundreds of thousands of tons of LNG to Europe.   © AP

TOKYO -- The European Commission has approached the Japanese government about sending additional liquefied natural gas to hedge against a possible retaliatory cutoff of supply from Russia following Moscow's invasion of Ukraine, Nikkei has learned.

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