Phillips 66 Natural Gas Co. and Marathon Oil Co. plan to step up shipments of Alaskan liquefied natural gas to Japan. The two companies signed a letter of intent with Ishikawajima-Harima Heavy Industries Ltd., Tokyo, for construction of two LNG tankers, each with a capacity of 87,500 cu m. One is scheduled for delivery in mid-1993, the other at yearend 1993. They will replace Phillips-Marathon's Arctic Tokyo and Polar Alaska tankers, each with a capacity of 71,500 cu m, which have been carrying LNG from Kenai, Alas., to Tokyo since 1969. Deliveries go to Tokyo Electric Power Co. Inc. and Tokyo Gas Co. Ltd. Gas comes...

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