Japanese energy leadership to underpin commitments to natural gas at leading Asian energy event

Monday 21 September 2015, Singapore – As the world’s largest consumer of liquefied natural gas (LNG), Japan’s consumption accounts for one third of the entire global output every year, placing the country at the epicentre of supply-demand shifts as markets fluctuate in turbulent times. The future of Japan’s energy security is a matter of national priority, leaving the country with challenging decisions regarding the fuels it chooses. The need to re-engage and re-negotiate major long-term LNG and gas contracts over the next few years will help Japanese customers drive better value and flexibility in the future.

With its once-strong demand for nuclear power now heavily diminished, the importance of Japan as the world’s leading consumer of LNG will help bring thousands of major investors, stakeholders and players together at the world’s leading gas & LNG event: the Gastech Conference & Exhibition, which arrives in Singapore from 27 to 30 October 2015.

Underpinning Japan’s commitment to LNG as a lead fuel in the nation’s future energy mix, Gastech is now anticipating the largest delegation from Japan in more than 40 years. Leaders from the most prominent Japanese trading and energy companies – Tokyo Gas, JERA, Mitsubishi, Mitsui, INPEX, ITOCHU, JAPEX, JX Nippon, Marubeni and Sumitomo – recently gathered in Tokyo to formally pledge their united support for Gastech, and will be sending large delegations to the event in Singapore.

The conference programme will also include speakers from leading Japanese companies including JERA, Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kawasaki Heavy Industries and Mitsui OSK, each presenting their knowledge and insight within the commercial and technical conference streams. Presentations will range from models for competitive LNG pricing to ensure the best deals for Japanese buyers, future opportunities for Japanese utility companies, developments in LNG storage on tankers and the impact on shipping routes in response to the widening of the Panama Canal and emergence of Arctic shipping routes.

In just 5 weeks’ time Gastech will open its doors and more than 1,500 international and regional executives and VIPs will attend the conference, with a further 20,000 visitors expected to visit the international exhibition.

Gastech Conference & Exhibition 2015 is hosted by BG Group. The event is also supported by the Energy Market Authority (EMA) Singapore, International Enterprise (IE) Singapore and the Singapore Exhibition & Convention Bureau (SECB), and will be held in association with the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

For further information or to register visit www.gastechsingapore.com/conference
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About Gastech: Gastech is now in its 28th edition.  Founded in London in 1972 it continues to go from strength to strength and our last edition in March 2014 in Korea was our biggest and best event to date.

Gastech attracts over 20,000 international visitors, 2000 conference delegates, 500+ international exhibitors, 250 C-level VIPs and over 150 of the best international students and young engineers involved in the gas industry.

The event will last for four days (27 – 30 October 2015) and will be held in association with Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW).

For more information please visit the website www.gastechsingapore.com.

About the Singapore International Energy Week (SIEW): Dates: 26 – 30 October 2015

The 8th Annual SIEW 2015 is the foremost platform for top policymakers, energy practitioners and commentators to discuss energy issues, strategies and solutions.

SIEW brings together the world’s leading conferences, exhibitions, workshops and networking events from across the energy spectrum of oil & gas, clean and renewable energy, technology and financing – in one week, in one location.

Please visit www.siew.sg for further information.

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