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.
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.
|Carriers owned by the Tokyo Gas Group
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.
Negishi LNG Terminal
Ohgishima LNG Terminal
Sodegaura 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
Wind turbine generator at Sodegaura LNG Terminal
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.
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.
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.