Chubu Eyes Stake in U.S. Shale Gas Field

Chubu Eyes Stake in U.S. Shale Gas Field

Chubu Electric of Japan is looking for its first stake in a U.S. shale gas field, reports Reuters.

After it agreed 2.2 million tonnes of LNG from Freeport LNG project starting 2018, the company is looking to buy a stake to cover the production of about 107 billion cubic feet a year.

General manager of Chubu’s fuel department and head of its trading business, Hiroki Sato said: “Natural hedging would be the main purpose. The firm would look to hedge only part of its purchases.”

LNG World News Staff, June 26, 2014; Image: Freeport LNG

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