JAPEX plans to develop Japan's first LNG plant

In November 2000, NKK delivered the 22,500-cu m LNG carrier Surya Satsuma to Mitsui OSK Lines Ltd. and Nusantara Shipping Ltd., a subsidiary of Nissho Iwai Corp. Built at NKK's Tsu works, the vessel is the shipbuilder's fourth LNG carrier with a GTT Mark III type membrane cargo containment system. Click here to enlarge imageFirst-ever production of LNG from a domestic Japanese gas source underpins a supply contract signed late last year between Japex and Asahikawa Gas Co. (AGC), a local distributor in the northern island of Hokkaido. All other LNG used in Japan is imported, said Japex. (See accompanying photograph)Rail transitJapex has been operating the Yufutsu oil and gas fiel...

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