At the top of Japanese PM Abe's list of topics for tomorrow's meeting with Pres. Obama: Allow...

|By:, SA News Editor

At the top of Japanese PM Abe's list of topics for tomorrow's meeting with Pres. Obama: Allow shale gas exports from the U.S. Japan paid an average of 67,210 yen per metric ton for LNG in December, equivalent to $15.79/million BTUs, while U.S. gas futures now trade at $3.3/million BTUs. The switch from nuclear to gas after the Fukushima accident forced Japan to increase LNG imports 11% last year.