In Japan, introduction of LNG was started in 1969 from Alaska with an annual quantity of 960,000 tons in cooperation between the Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. and the Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. After then, many LNG import projects followed this. As a result, seven (7) LNG terminals have been established in Japan up to the present, and total receiving quantity amounts to 14 million tons/year as of 1979. In addition, according to the Government's "Temporary Prospect of Long Term Energy Demand," another introduction of LNG is scheduled with a quantity of 29 million tons for 1985 and 45 million tons for 1990, and thus, the relative importance of LNG is expected to be further increased. As the background of the above prospect, there are plans, which are showing steady progress toward realization, to introduce LNG in the future from Indonesia (additional supply), Malaysia, Australia, Quatar, the Soviet Union, etc. In order to cope with such projects, some LNG receiving terminals are under construction in Japan. This report will describe the basic consideration of the Sodegaura Terminal Expansion Project of the Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. and will briefly introduce the Ogishima Terminal Establishment Project of the Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. the Senboku Terminal II Expansion Project of the Osaka Gas Co., Ltd., and the Himeji Terminal Expansion Project of the Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc. and the Osaka Gas Co., Ltd.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • Paper 15, session 2 of the 6th Conference, 7-10 April 1980.
  • Corporate Authors:

    International Conference of Liquefied Natural Gas

    Kyoto,   Japan 
  • Authors:
    • Akiyama, T
    • Osuga, M
    • Miyakoshi, H
    • Hattori, K
  • Publication Date: 1980

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  • Accession Number: 00330920
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: Conf Paper
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 21 1981 12:00AM