Russia Oil and Gas, Japan Metals and Mining

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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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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