Under US Pressure, Japan Likely to Cut Off Iranian Oil

Sunday, September 2, 2018

Tokyo - (PanOrient News) Japan’s imports of Iranian oil may soon dry up in the face of U.S. President Donald Trump’s planned economic war against Iran. According to data from the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy in Tokyo, Japan imported 35 million barrels of Iranian crude oil during the first seven months of 2018, representing over 5% of its total crude imports. But analysts say that amount may soon evaporate to nothing as Japan finds itself caught in the middle of a U.S.- Iran stando...

Greenpeace Displeased with Japan’s New energy Plan

Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Tokyo- (PanOrient News) Following the Japanese Cabinet’s approval of a fifth Basic Energy Plan on Tuesday, Greenpeace Japan called the plan a “missed opportunity” to reduce reliance on coal and nuclear power.

The plan, reviewed about every three years, aims for coal to account for 26% of Japan’s power generation by 2030 and sets the targets for renewables and nuclear power at 22-24% and 20-22%, respectively.

“Japan needs to wake up to the reality of climate crisis and the change...

Arab Oil Provided Nearly 90% of Japan’s Crude Needs in April

Saturday, June 2, 2018

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By Khaldon Azhari
Tokyo - PanOrient News. Japan imported 88.4% of its crude oil needs from Arab countries in April 2018, signifying the region’s importance as a major hub for the energy moving the Japanese economy.

Data released by the Tokyo-based Agency for Natural Resources and Energy showed that Japan’s total crude imports of 96.607 million barrels in April came in large part from Saudi Arabia, which provided 40.3% of crude imports at 38.933 million barrels. The second-largest provid...