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UpstreamOnline: Tepco waits on Sakhalin news

By Upstream staff

Asian utility Tokyo Electric Power (Tepco) is not yet seeking alternative suppliers of liquefied natural gas as Shell’s Sakhalin 2 project faces the risk of delays.

The world’s single largest commercial LNG buyer is still gathering information about uncertainty regarding the $20 billion Sakhalin 2 project, the company’s president Tsunehisa Katsumata told a news conference.

It has committed to buy 1.5 million tonnes of the fuel from the Sakhalin 2 project every year, Reuters reported.

Earlier this week, Russia revoked ecological licences for the Sakhalin 2 project and Shell said on Thursday this may cause further delays to the project.

The project start had been already delayed to summer 2008 from the initial plan of 2007. and its sister non-profit websites,,,,,, and are owned by John Donovan. There is also a Wikipedia feature.

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