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Japan strengthens energy ties to Saudi Arabia, Oman

Oman wants to increase its natural gas exports, and Saudi Arabia continues to show interest in clean energy and carbon capture technology.

Yasutoshi Nishimura, Japan’s economy, trade and industry minister, visited the Gulf this week to finalize several energy agreements with Saudi Arabia and Oman. 

What happened: Oman’s state liquified natural gas company, Oman LNG, signed three natural gas supply agreements totaling 2.35 million metric tons per year with the Japanese companies Itouchu, Jera and Mitsui. Oman will deliver the gas starting in 2025, the official Oman News Agency reported Tuesday. 

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