Russian Prime Minister Vladimir Putin’s government asked Russian gas monopoly Gazprom to consider increasing liquefied natural gas (LNG) shipments to Japan after an earthquake shut some of the Asian country’s nuclear power plants, curtailing electricity supplies.
Japan, the world’s third-largest economy, has “asked Gazprom to consider a possible increase in supplies of LNG,” Russian Deputy Prime Minister in Charge of Energy Igor Sechin said in televised remarks fr...

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