Inpex to Decide on Investment in Ichthys Project Next Year

May 14 (Bloomberg) -- Inpex Corp., Japan’s largest energy explorer, will make a final investment decision on its proposed $20 billion liquefied natural gas project in Australia by the fourth quarter of 2011.

It’s the second time the company has delayed the decision on the Ichthys project. The company provided the new deadline in presentation materials released today on its website.

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