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Key CSR Activities and Material Aspects: Targets and Performance - Enhancement of Energy Security
Stable Supply

<Reasons for identification of material aspects>

  • To meet public demand for secure, low-priced supplies of energy given higher expectations of natural gas following the Great East Japan Earthquake and the transformation of Japan's energy sector as a result of reforms to the electricity and gas systems.
  • To contribute to efforts to expand competitive power generating capacity and increase electricity sales so as to ensure safe and stable supply, and to provide optimal energy solutions incorporating value-added as well as gas and electricity services.
  • To contribute to the development of energy services and energy infrastructure overseas by applying the Tokyo Gas Group's accumulated technologies.

Performance in FY2015: Overview and Assessment

Criteria for evaluating indicators Target achieved (100% or above)
Target not achieved but improved from previous fiscal year (not 100% achieved but improved from previous fiscal year)
× Target not achieved
Qualitative indicators with no evaluation axis are evaluated on the basis of whether or not progress has been made since the previous fiscal year.
Target
(CSR indicator)
FY2015 results Evaluation
Raw materials procurement to ensure stable and affordable supply

Further diversification of raw materials procurement

  • April: Received approximately 70,000 tons of LNG produced by the Queensland Curtis LNG Project in Australia.
  • August: Signed a memorandum of understanding on strategic collaboration with CPC Corporation of Taiwan, and began negotiations regarding collaboration on LNG-related engineering and technologies and LNG procurement and supply sharing.
  • March: Signed a basic agreement with Diamond Gas International Pte. Ltd., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corporation, concerning the sale and purchase of LNG from the Cameron LNG project in the U.S.
  • LNG under long-term contracts: 11 projects in 5 countries
    Contract volume: 15.86 million tons
    Proven global natural gas reserves: 186.9 trillion m3
    Source: "BP Statistical Review of World Energy 2016"
LNG Project Contract Volume (as of April 2016)
Project name Contract volume
(10,000 tons)
Start of operation
(year)
Period
(year)
Brunei 100 1973 20+20+10 years
(until 2023)
Malaysia I
(Satu)
260 1983 20+15 years
(until 2018)
Australia
(Western Australia)
53 1989 20+8 years
(until 2017)
Malaysia II
(Dua)
90 1995 20 years
(until 2015)
Qatar 35 1998 24 years
(until 2021)
Malaysia III
(Tiga)
34 2004 20 years
(until 2024)
North West Shelf (NWS) Expansion 107 2004 25 years
(until 2029)
Darwin (Australia) 100 2006 17 years
(until 2022)
Sakhalin II 110 2009 24 years
(until 2031)
Pluto (Australia) 150 2012 15 years
(until 2025)
Queensland Curtis (Australia) 120 2015 20 years
(until 2035)
Gorgon (Australia) 110 2016 25 years
(until 2039)
Ichthys (Australia) 105 2017
(Target)
15 years
Cove Point (U.S.) 140 2017
(Target)
20 years
Cameron (U.S.) Approx. 52
(8 cargoes)
2020 Approx. 20 years
Cameron (U.S.) Approx. 20
(3 cargoes)
2020 Approx. 20 years
Diversification and expansion of overseas business

Promotion of overseas business

  • May: Established Tokyo Gas Asia Pte. Ltd. to serve as a regional headquarters for business and investment activities in Southeast Asia.
  • September: Opened the Tokyo Gas Bangkok Representative Office as a hub for business and investment activities in Southeast Asia.
  • December: TGES America Ltd. signed a basic agreement on the provision of energy services to a new plant built by Toray Industries, Inc. in South Carolina. This will be TGES America's first energy service plant project.
  • February: Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions Corp. was hired by PTT LNG Co., Ltd. of Thailand to be project management consultant (PMC) for a capacity expansion project at the Map Ta Phut LNG Receiving Terminal. The project is scheduled for completion in March 2017.
Promotion of infrastructure development to accommodate wider use of natural gas

Development of natural gas infrastructure in and around the northern Kanto area

  • January: The Onahama Satellite Terminal built at Sakai Chemical Industry Co., Ltd.'s Onahama Manufacturing Site to meet industrial demand for gas in Iwaki, Fukushima Prefecture, entered commercial operation.
  • March: The Hitachi LNG Terminal in the Hitachi district of Ibaraki Port was completed and entered commercial operation.

Development of trunk lines

  • October: The Saito Line, a trunk pipeline from Soka in Saitama Prefecture to Koga in Ibaraki Prefecture, entered service, creating a 941 km high-pressure pipeline network centered around the Tokyo metropolitan area.
  • March: The Ibaraki-Tochigi Line entered operation, linking the Hitachi LNG Terminal to the three existing terminals around Tokyo Bay (in Sodegaura, Ohgishima, and Negishi).
  • March: A pipeline branching from the Ibaraki-Tochigi Line to the Mito area, built jointly with Tobu Gas, entered service.
Enhancement of competitive power generating capacity and expansion of electric power sales
  • May: Established Chiba-Sodegaura Energy Co., Ltd. and conducted a study in preparation for development of a coal-fired thermal power plant. A scoping document for environmental impact assessment was submitted in January.
  • June: Kawasaki Natural Gas Power Generation Co., Ltd. submitted a planning stage environmental impact statement and commenced a full-fledged study into capacity expansion. A scoping document for environmental impact assessment was submitted in March.
  • October: Invested jointly with Tohoku Electric Power Co., Inc. in establishing electricity retailer Synergia Power Co., Ltd.
  • February: Ohgishima Power Station Unit 3 entered commercial operation, increasing the station's total generating capacity to approximately 1,221 MW.
  • February: Examined the feasibility of joining the Fukushima Coastal Wind Power Generation Initiative and submitted a planning stage environmental impact statement with the prefecture.

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Key Future Initiatives from FY2016

Target
(CSR indicator)
Key initiatives
Raw materials procurement to ensure stable and affordable supply

Further diversification of raw materials procurement

  • April 2016: Began studying the possibility of forming a strategic partnership on LNG procurement with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and agreed to pursue collaboration contributing to greater flexibility in LNG procurement.
  • August 2016: Began receiving LNG from the Gorgon LNG Project in Australia.
  • In 2017, four LNG carriers will be built to a new and highly economically efficient design capable of transiting the Panama Canal to take delivery of LNG from Cove Point in the U.S.
Diversification and promotion of overseas business

Promotion of overseas business

  • June 2016: Joined the Eagle Ford shale gas development project in the U.S.
  • Gas Malaysia Energy Advance Sdn. Bhd., a joint venture formed by Tokyo Gas, Tokyo Gas Engineering Solutions Corp., and Gas Malaysia Sdn. Bhd., will begin supplying energy services to a Toray Group plant in Malaysia. TGES America will begin supplying energy services to a Toray Group plant in the U.S.
  • Development and active participation in new projects utilizing local networks in Southeast Asia and North America.
Promotion of infrastructure development to accommodate wider use of natural gas

Development of natural gas infrastructure in and around the northern Kanto area

  • Installation of additional vaporizers at Onahama Satellite Terminal, Sodegaura LNG Terminal, and Hitachi LNG Terminal.
  • Continuation of preparations for construction of a second LNG tank at the Hitachi LNG Terminal, scheduled for completion in 2020.
  • Planning for construction of a new tank at Sodegaura LNG Terminal.

Development of trunk lines

  • Commencement of construction of the Koga-Moka Line to connect to our existing network, scheduled for completion in FY2017.
  • Planning of construction of the Ibaraki Line (between Hitachi and Kamisu), slated for completion in FY2020.
Enhancement of competitive power generating capacity and expansion of electric power sales
  • April 2016: Commenced study of a technological partnership on LNG power plant operation and maintenance with Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., and reached agreement on pursuing such a partnership.
  • May 2016: Entered alliances with 45 wholesalers to sell low-voltage electricity to retail and commercial customers beyond our service area.

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