Russia Metals and Mining, Japan Oil and Gas

Russia: Racing through the Japanese energy bridge.

"Inter RAO" and "RAO ES Vostoka" build export plans.
State Company "Inter RAO" and "RAO ES Vostoka" are trying to promote alternative Sakhalin - Japan export energy bridge construction. The project of "Inter RAO" is larger: the company wants to build up to 3 GW of new coal and gas generation. "RAO ES of the East", by contrast, intends to load its existing units and build no more than 1 GW of thermal power plants for export. But both projects look hypothetical: no project operators or investors are identified, large deliveries are possible only with laying power lines to the island of Honshu.

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In January-June, export of plastic products in Russia grew by 15.4%

According to customs statistics, in January-June 2015, foreign trade turnover of Russia made up $270.7 billion and it decreased by 32.6% in comparison with January-June 2014. The trade balance showed a surplus of $95.3 billion, which is by 16.7 billion less than in January-June 2014.
In January-June 2015, the export of Russia amounted to $183.0 billion, decreased by 28.8% as compared with January-June 2014. In January-June 2015, the basis of the Russian export to the non-CIS countries was fuel and energy products, the share of which in the commodity structure of the export to these countries amounted to 68.1% (in January-June 2014 - 75.3%).
In January-June 2015, the cost volume of energy products decreased by 34.5% as compared with January-June 2014, and the physical - increased by 10.3%. Among the energy goods the volume of exports of crude oil increased by 11.5%, electricity - by 25.0%, oil products - by 20.2%, including: kerosene - by 39.3%, diesel fuel - 18.0%, liquid fuels - by 23.5%. At the same time, the export volume of natural gas was reduced by 4.1%, coal - by 1.2%.

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By 2035, Russia to increase gas supplies to the Asia-Pacific region 9 times

Alexander Novak has said that by 2035 the volume of gas supplies from Russia to the countries of the Asia-Pacific region will increase 9 times.

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Japan asks the Russian Government to support its companies eager to participate in Elga and Sakhalin-3

The Minister of External Affairs of Japan Seiji Maehara has appealed to the Russian Government with a request to support the Japanese companies eager to participate in the Elga and Sakhalin-3 projects. He reported that at the ninth session of the Russian and Japanese intergovernmental commission for trade and economical affairs where he acts as co-chairman. In April 2010 the Japanese Government reported about its interest in Sakhalin-3, the Elga coal deposit and in the construction of port infrastructure, coal and corn terminals in the Russian East. Read more »

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