ASIAN GAS PROSPECTS-Conclusion: Economics underpin Japan's evaluation of Russian gas

About this seriesThis article concludes a two-part series prepared as part of a study of Japanese energy security for the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, Houston, with support from the Center for International Political Economy, New York.As Japan readies to increase its natural gas use, the country must consider how best to transport additional gas to its consuming centers.This final part of a two-part series examines cost considerations most economically to transport gas from the Russian Far East to Japan, whether by pipeline or LNG. Part 1 analyzed the relative economics of transporting Sakhalin gas by pipeline vs. LNG or competing LNG suppliers.Although the energy-secur...

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