Natural Gas

  • Vlado VivodaEmail author
Part of the The Political Economy of the Asia Pacific book series (PEAP)


This chapter analyses change and continuity in the regional approach to LNG markets since 2010, focusing, in particular, on Japan, the world’s largest LNG importer. The primary focus is on natural gas markets in the region as opposed to extraction, production and/or domestic regulation in producing states in the Asia-Pacific Region. This approach is driven by the fact that the regional gas market is in flux and the evolution of regional gas pricing will have a significant effect on the economics of natural gas production worldwide. Japan’s approach to LNG markets is evaluated in the context of its interaction with other formal institutional actors and is couched within the broader regional institutional setting. Consequently, the chapter documents recent developments in Japan’s LNG policy and summarises its activities in the LNG market since 2010.



Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation


Asian Regional Forum


Association of South East Asian Nations


Coal Bed Methane


Chief Executive Officer


Chinese National Offshore Oil Corporation


Chinese National Petroleum Corporation


Coal Seam Gas


East Asian Summit


Energy Information Administration


Ente Nazionale Idrocarburi


Group of 7


Gas Authority of India Limited


Gazovaya Promyshlennost


International Group of Liquefied Natural Gas Exporters


Henry Hub


International Energy Agency


Institute for Energy Economics, Japan


Japan Bank for International Cooperation


Japan Crude Cocktail


Japan South Korea marker


Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation


Korea Gas Corporation


Liquefied Natural Gas


Ministry of Economics, Trade and Industry


Ministry of Finance


Million Tonnes


Million Tonnes per Annum


Million British Thermal Units


New South Wales


Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries


Pohang Iron and Steel Company


Shanghai Cooperation Organization


Tokyo Electric Power Company


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Centre for Social Responsibility in MiningUniversity of QueenslandSt LuciaAustralia

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