Japanese firms plan pilot GTL plant

Eric Watkins
Senior Correspondent

LOS ANGELES, Oct. 5 -- Six Japanese firms have announced plans to jointly establish a research entity and build a test plant for the production of gas-to-liquid fuel with an eye toward potential international development.

The six firms—Nippon Oil Corp., Inpex Holdings Inc., Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Cosmo Oil Co., Nippon Steel Engineering Co., and Chiyoda Corp.—said they would begin by setting up a research organization later this month.

The group also said it hopes to finish construction of a test plant in Japan during fiscal 2008, and will conduct joint research through fiscal 2010. The test facility, to be built in Niigata Prefecture, is due to produce 500 b/d of synthetic oil.

The consortium plans to conduct tests jointly with Japan Oil, Gas & Metals National Corp., aiming to study the potential for the construction of plants overseas. The group did not say when such construction might begin.

Contact Eric Watkins at hippalus@yahoo.com.

Related Articles

Crude oil pipeline growth, revenues surge; construction costs mount

09/01/2014 US pipeline operators continued to expand their systems rapidly in 2013. Investment in oil pipeline carrier property surged last year, rising rough...

OGJ Newsletter


International news for oil and gas professionals

Industry, regulators work to build US crude pipelines right

09/01/2014 Surging US production has led to strong demand for the construction of crude oil pipelines. The industry and its government regulators are working ...

AMP acquires additional midstream assets in Eagle Ford

09/01/2014 American Midstream Partners LP (AMP) has opted to use, and has received approval of, its right-of-first-offer to acquire the Gonzales County, Tex.,...

Careers at TOTAL

Careers at TOTAL - Videos

More than 600 job openings are now online, watch videos and learn more!


Click Here to Watch

Other Oil & Gas Industry Jobs

Search More Job Listings >>
Stay Connected