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INTERVIEW: Japan's Jogmec Expands Remit to Aid Decarbonization

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Traditionally focused on upstream investments, state-backed Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corp. (Jogmec) is now helping Japanese firms invest in downstream LNG projects overseas and explore zero-carbon fuels. The company, which seeks to ensure energy security by providing domestic companies with financial and technical help, and through research, was recently tasked with measuring greenhouse gas emissions along the LNG value chain to support clean LNG projects. Chairman and CEO Tetsuhiro Hosono tells Energy Intelligence how he sees decarbonization policy evolving following the recent ratification of Japan's sixth basic energy plan.

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