Energy News  





. Tokyo wants gas exploration deal with China: official

by Staff Writers
Beijing (AFP) Dec 1, 2007
Japan wants to reach an accord with China over exploring lucrative gas fields in the East China Sea by the beginning of 2008, an official here said Saturday.

The Asian nations, two of the world's largest energy importers, are locked in a disagreement over the boundaries of their territorial waters. Eleven previous rounds of talks on the issue since 2004 have failed to reach a breakthrough.

China's Foreign Minister Yang Jiechi and his counterpart Masahiko Komura spent a good part of their talks Saturday discussing the "sensitive" subject, said Mitsuo Sakaba, a spokesman for Japan's foreign ministry.

"We shared the same view that this matter should be solved before the visit of the Japanese prime minister to China at the end of this year or early next year," he said.

"The two ministers touched upon various aspects of this issue but we could not reach so-called solution," he said.

Sakaba said resolving the dispute was not a prerequisite for organising Japanese Prime Minister Yasuo Fukuda's visit to China, seen as a further sign of warming relations between the two countries.

China began drilling in the gas-rich area in 2003, having rejected a maritime border that Japan takes as the starting point for discussions. Beijing says its economic zone stretches nearly as far east as Japan's Okinawa island chain.

Both sides have blamed each another for failing to reaching a deal.

Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, on a rare visit to Tokyo in April, called for the two countries to resolve the maritime row peacefully, although Beijing has stood by its territorial claims.

Community
Email This Article
Comment On This Article

Related Links
Powering The World in the 21st Century at Energy-Daily.com




Tempur-Pedic Mattress Comparison

Newsletters :: SpaceDaily Express :: SpaceWar Express :: TerraDaily Express :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News
Japan firm announces first carbon spot trade
Tokyo (AFP) Nov 30, 2007
A Japanese company said Friday it had conducted the world's first spot trade in carbon credits, predicting the nascent market will grow as countries step up efforts to tackle global warming.

.
Get Our Free Newsletters Via Email
  



  • Moscow Finds Relief As Gas Prices Rise Only 30 Percent
  • Africa urged to avoid morning-after oil hangover
  • Tokyo wants gas exploration deal with China: official
  • Iraq Looks Inward To Rebuild Oil Industry

  • IAEA inspects Russian fuel for Iran: factory
  • French, Italian energy groups reach deal on nuclear cooperation
  • Seoul offers to use North Korean nuclear fuel rods: report
  • Two years to start Japan's giant nuke plant: expert

  • A Breathable Earth
  • Researchers Find Origin Of Breathable Atmosphere Half A Billion Years Ago
  • Study Reveals Lakes A Major Source Of Prehistoric Methane
  • Giant Atmospheric Waves Over Iowa

  • Reduce forest concessions, says Indonesian president: report
  • More than a billion trees planted in 2007: UN
  • Woods Hole Research Center Debuts New Image Mosaic That Will Strengthen Global Forest Monitoring
  • Indonesia's forests: a precious resource in climate change fight?

  • Scientists to discuss ways to 'climate-proof' crops
  • Noah's Flood Kick-Started European Farming
  • Greenpeace slams 'unsustainable' new tuna quota
  • FAO report urges paying poor farmers to be green

  • US House to take up fuel efficiency standards after deal
  • NIST Measures Performance Of Auto Crash Warning Systems
  • German cars world champs, except in Germany
  • Honda Debuts All-New FCX Clarity Advanced Fuel Cell Vehicle

  • Announcement Of Opportunity For Sounding Rocket And Balloon Flights
  • China to order up to 150 Airbus jets during Sarkozy visit: report
  • Time Magazine Recognizes The X-48B
  • Virgin to offer carbon offsets alongside drinks and perfume

  • Nuclear Power In Space - Part 2
  • Outside View: Nuclear future in space
  • Nuclear Power In Space
  • Could NASA Get To Pluto Faster? Space Expert Says Yes - By Thinking Nuclear

  • The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2007 - SpaceDaily.AFP and UPI Wire Stories are copyright Agence France-Presse and United Press International. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by SpaceDaily on any Web page published or hosted by SpaceDaily. Privacy Statement