Highlights Considering ways to cut LNG, coal, oil dependency on Russia Building system for surveillance of coal supply for contingency To boost support via Jogmec for upstream oil, gas buys Japan said March 31 it will consider ways for the government to enhance its involvement in the country’s LNG procurement as part of its emergency response to energy security concerns in the wake of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. Not registered? Receive daily email alerts, subscriber notes & personalize your experience. Register Now The idea was presented during the launch meeting of a task force at the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry to consider Japan’s emergency countermeasures for its strategic goods and energy supply chain amid the Ukraine situation. As part of the measures, Japan will consider how the government could directly get involved in procurements of LNG, which are currently secured by the private sector, in times of […]