Tokyo Gas in Numbers

For 130 years we have been at the forefront of energy.

Established 1885
Introduction of LNG 50years ago

History of More than 130 Years

Established in 1885, Tokyo Gas has been constantly meeting new challenges as a pioneer in the field of energy for more than 130 years.
Coal gas was supplied when the company was first founded up until 1952 when petroleum gas started to be used. Eventually liquefied natural gas (LNG) was introduced as petroleum gas was unable to adapt to the growing energy demands of Japan and LNG was seen to be a clean energy fuel that didn't emit sulfur oxides (SOx) when burned and produced less nitrogen oxides (NOx) and carbon dioxide (CO₂) compared to petroleum gas.
Thus, Tokyo Gas procured LNG for the first time in Japan in 1969. For half a century since then, the company has supported economic development and comfortable living in Japan through the stable supply of gas. Our technological and maintenance know-how on the production and supply of LNG built up during this time as well as our domestic and international network spanning procurement to sale and the trust of our customers―these things are our valuable assets.

The Polar Alaska
The Polar Alaska arrived at the Negishi Plant of Tokyo Gas on November 4, 1969

“50 Years since Introducing LNG” video (Japanese only)

We handle the entire value chain starting from the procurement of materials to production, supply and sales and even energy solutions. With our rich knowledge and credible track record as our weapon, we will continue to develop our energy business within Japan and overseas.

Procurement : LNG procurement volume 14MTPA
Vessels owned 9vessels
Production : LNG terminals 4terminals
Supply : Total pipeline length 63,557km
LNG lorries 190lorries
Sales and Energy Solutions : Sales volume of gas 15billion m3 / Customers 11,6million
Sales volume of electricity 14billion kWh / Power contracts (as of January 2019) 1,65million

Procurement

Procuring LNG through 13 Projects in 6 Countries

In order to procure LNG in a stable manner, we have long-term contracts concluded through 13 projects located in the Asia-Pacific regions of Australia, Malaysia, Brunei and Qatar as well as in Russia (Sakhalin) and the US. Moreover, we are collaborating with a variety of players in Japan and abroad so that our procurement can be flexible and competitive in accordance with demand, thereby promoting diversification of procurement. Our procurement volume of LNG in fiscal 2017 was 14,244,000 tons.

Tokyo Gas LNG Imports (long-term contracts)

Ownership of 9 LNG Carriers

The Tokyo Gas Group owns its own LNG carriers. By independently operating these carriers, the Group promotes the diversification and expansion of suppliers as well as cost reduction. Currently the subsidiary company Tokyo LNG Tanker Co., Ltd. owns nine carrier vessels.

Energy Liberty
Energy Liberty

Name Built LNG project
Carriers owned by the Tokyo Gas Group LNG Vesta 1994/06 NWS Expansion
Malaysia Ⅰ,Ⅲ
Darwin
Sakhalin Ⅱ
Pluto
Gorgon(Ichthys)
Others
Energy Frontier 2003/09
Energy Advance 2005/03
Energy Progress 2006/11
Energy Navigator 2008/06
Energy Confidence 2009/05
Energy Horizon 2011/09
Energy Liberty 2018/10 Cove Point
Others
Energy Glory 2019(planned)

Production

4 LNG Terminals

LNG is brought to four different LNG terminals in the Tokyo metropolitan area for the stable production and supply of city gas.
The storage capacity amounts to 3,785,000 kl. The construction of a second tank has begun at the Hitachi terminal in anticipation of growing demand for natural gas. We are aiming for a launch date in fiscal 2020.

4 LNG Terminals

  • Negishi LNG Terminal
    Negishi LNG Terminal
  • Ohgishima LNG Terminal
    Ohgishima LNG Terminal
  • Sodegaura LNG Terminal
    Sodegaura LNG Terminal
  • Hitachi LNG Terminal
    Hitachi LNG Terminal

High-Efficiency Power Generation Business

We operate high-efficiency natural gas thermal power plants using natural gas produced at LNG terminals as fuel. Moreover, as a global warming countermeasure, we are working towards power generation through renewable energy.
The scale of our power source is approx. 1.6 million kW. We aim to increase this to 3 million kW by fiscal 2020 and to 5 million kW during the 2020s. We are also actively promoting renewable energy by aiming for 400,000 kW of power source capacity for renewable energy in the first half of the 2020s.

  • Ohgishima Power Station
    Ohgishima Power Station
  • Sodegaura LNG Terminal
    Wind turbine generator at Sodegaura LNG Terminal

Supply

Total Pipeline Length Circles the Earth 1.5 Times

The pipeline network of Tokyo Gas centers on the Tokyo metropolitan network and has a length of more than 60,000 km, which is 1.5 times the Earth’s circumference. In addition to systematically replacing aged cast iron pipes to prevent gas leakages and in anticipation of natural disasters such as earthquakes, patrols are implemented at high-pressure gas transport lines. Moreover, the status of city gas production and transport is monitored and controlled at the supply command center 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.

The pipeline network of Tokyo Gas

Supplying Gas with LNG Lorries and Satellite Stations

Gas is supplied with the more than 190 LNG lorries in areas where gas pipes have not been established. These account for one quarter of all LNG lorries in Japan, making Tokyo Gas the leader in terms of scale and performance in LNG lorry supply. We also construct satellite stations at which LNG is treated in order to supply natural gas to factories of clients and areas where extension of existing gas pipes is difficult.

  • LNG lorries
    LNG lorries
  • Satellite stations
    Satellite stations
Supplying natural gas to customers more than 200 km away

Sales and Energy Solutions

Providing Energy-Saving and Low-CO2 Solutions

Tokyo Gas uses the technological strength and know-how accumulated in its LNG value chain for over half a century to provide diversified energy systems such as gas cogeneration systems which help to save energy, cut CO₂ emissions and cut power peaks, solutions like local heating and cooling, energy services, smart energy networks and “smart multi” systems that save energy through optimal control of gas and electric power.

Answering Demand from 11.6 million customers

In 1955 Tokyo Gas had 1 million customers. The number grew to 10 million by 2007 and climbed to 11.6 million in fiscal 2017. At the 185 branches of Tokyo Gas Lifeval, Enesta and Enefit, about 14,000 staff work to meet the detailed needs of each and every one of our customers as representatives of Tokyo Gas in their respective regions.

Sales volume of Electricity: 14.66 billion kWh

Tokyo Gas launched its electric power business in 2000. With the full liberalization of electric power retailing in fiscal 2016, we have expanded our sales to include household and business customers in addition to wholesaling. In fiscal 2017, we sold approximately 14.7 billion kWh of electricity, equivalent to about 5% of the demand in the Tokyo metropolitan area. We plan to expand our sales volume to 31 billion kWh, or about 10% of the demand in the Tokyo metropolitan area.

Number of Electric Power Contracts: 1.65 million

With the liberalization of electric power retailing in April 2016 and the subsequent liberalization of city gas retailing in April 2017, the Japanese energy market has become fully liberalized. The number of electric power contracts of Tokyo Gas rose quickly to exceed 1.65 million by January 2019, making it the top company among new participants. Tokyo Gas also placed first in customer satisfaction in the electric power retailing field in fiscal 2017. We will continue to not only sell energy such as gas and electric power but also provide new value and services that enrich the lives of our customers.

We use our accumulated experience regarding LNG value chains in Japan and abroad to develop operations overseas actively from upstream to downstream businesses.

Overseas hubs 9countries
Main projects 21projects

North America, Australia and Southeast Asia

The Tokyo Gas Group has overseas hubs in nine countries, namely USA, Australia, France, Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Philippines and Malaysia. There are 21 major projects in which we are participating.
In North America where energy demand is high and long-term growth is anticipated for the natural gas market, we have joined gas development projects and are engaged in gas thermal power generation and energy service projects as the market is being liberalized and energy market transactions are developing.
In Australia which has achieved growth as a major supplier of LNG to East Asia, we are focusing on operation/management of the five LNG projects that we own.
We are working in collaboration with governments and corporations in Southeast Asia where demand for natural gas is expected to grow, engaging in midstream to downstream projects for terminals for receiving LNG, gas thermal power generation, gas distribution, energy services and such in an aim to develop an energy chain in these countries.

Barnett Shale Gas Development Project
Barnett Shale Gas Development Project

Map Ta Phut LNG Receiving Terminak expansion project in Thailand
Map Ta Phut LNG Receiving Terminak expansion project in Thailand

As a lifeline for citizens and infrastructure for industrial activity, what's most important for our business is safe and secure supply and the trust of our customers in the Tokyo Gas brand.

Seismometers 4,000units
Emergency security experts 600persons / Periodic security checks per year 3.55million cases

Automatic Shutdown of Gas Supply with Seismometers

Seismometers have been established on all governors (pressure regulators) in approximately 4,000 locations in the supply zones of Tokyo Gas in the event of an earthquake. The supply of gas is automatically cut off when a large earthquake is detected. There is about one seismometer per 1 k㎡, a density not found anywhere else in the world.

Emergency Dispatch System Ready
24 Hours a Day, 365 Days a Year

Once a gas leak is reported by a customer and the person in charge of the safety command center (base of command) has a clear understanding of the situation, security experts from the service area's 49 “Gaslight 24” bases rush to the scene. These experts are ready to be dispatched 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, in the event of an emergency situation.


Ready to be dispatched 24 hours a day, 365 days a year to prevent city gas accidents

“Gaslight 24”
Emergency security group “Gaslight 24” has about 600 expert personnel

Periodic Security Checks of Gas Facilities

We conduct inspections for leakage of gas pipes as well as for gas bath boilers, gas water heaters, etc. once every four years to ensure that our customers are able to use gas safely. In fiscal 2017, we conducted 3.55 million inspections.

Evolving into a Global Comprehensive Energy Company.

Personnel (consolidated) 17,138persons / Customers in 2020 11.9million / Gas handling volume in 2020 20.7billion m3 / Electric power customers in 2020 240million / Sales volume of electric power in 2020 31billion kWh

Promoting Diversity

We have approximately 17,000 personnel that take care of our businesses. The Tokyo Gas Group positions diversity among its personnel as a measure for enhancing human resources. Our personnel apply their individual knowledge, ability and experience to satisfy our diversifying customer base. For example, the ratio of women managers is increasing every year, increasing by 2.5 points in the last six years to 7.6% as of April 1, 2018.

GPS2020

In October 2017, the Tokyo Gas Group formulated “GPS 2020,” a management plan for the years 2018 to 2020, as a compilation of its “Challenge 2020 Vision.” We will provide gas, power and services that suit the needs of our customers as a complete set and develop this business in Japan and overseas, aiming to evolve from being “Japan's no. 1 gas company” to “a global comprehensive energy company.”

Gas handing volume

Electric power sales volume

Income Composition Targets

Income composition targets of Tokyo Gas for fiscal 2020: Gas 50%, Electric power 10%, Services and other 20%, Overseas 20%. With our gas business as the base, we will construct a portfolio that also includes electric power, services and overseas projects.

Electric power sales volume

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