January 2013, Vol. 240 No. 1


$5 billon Sakhalin-Japan Pipeline Proposed

International Pipelines reports that Japanese companies are willing to invest $5 billion to construct a 1,400-km gas pipeline running directly from Sakhalin to Ibaraki Prefecture (near Tokyo).

According to the publication, Tokyo Gas, oil company Japan Petroleum Exploration (JAPEX) and construction company Nippon Steel & Sumikin Engineering are working through the details of the project. It will take five to seven years to implement, according to preliminary estimates.


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