Before the winter when electricity demand rises, the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry will hold the first meeting of the "Public-Private Liaison Conference" with major electric power companies, and if the electricity supply and demand becomes tight, LNG = liquefaction, which will be the fuel for thermal power generation in the entire energy industry. We asked for efforts to secure natural gas.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry collaborated with major electric power companies and gas companies in the "Public-Private Liaison Conference" in light of the severe cold weather and the decrease in LNG inventory from December to January last year. It was set up.

At the first meeting on the 21st, a Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry official said that the reserve ratio for electricity supply and demand this winter is expected to exceed the minimum required 3%, but it is expected to be the toughest in the last 10 years. I explained that.

On top of that, Mr. Nobuyoshi Hosaka of the Agency for Natural Resources and Energy said, "If the supply and demand of electricity is tight, I would like to ask you to prepare for emergencies beyond the boundaries of the industry," and requested that the energy industry as a whole strive to secure LNG. rice field.

The Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry is paying close attention to the amount of private-sector LNG inventories and the status of fuel security in order to ensure a stable supply of electricity in winter, as the environment surrounding electricity is becoming harsher due to soaring crude oil prices. It is a policy to go.

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