Press Release Back Number(2004)

Chita LNG Terminal Received A Total 2,000 LNG Tankers.

June 7, 2004
Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc.
Toho Gas Co., Ltd.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. and Toho Gas Co., Ltd. run "Chita LNG Terminal" in Chita city, Aichi prefecture. The LNG terminal receives, stores and re-gasifies imported LNG (liquefied natural gas).

On June 5, 2004, Chita LNG Terminal received its 2,000th LNG tanker, the "Senshu-maru." About 27 years have passed since the terminal received its first LNG, imported from Indonesia in September 1977. Through the years, Chita LNG Terminal has operated without accident or incident. The total amount of LNG unloaded at the terminal has reached about 112.6 million tons, a quantity roughly equivalent in volume to 200 Nagoya Domes.

Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas import LNG from Qatar and Indonesia to use as fuel for power generation and as material for city gas both ensuring a stable supply of electricity and city gas and helping to conserve the environment. Chita LNG Terminal receives about 6.5 million tons of LNG (about 110 tankers) annually. It is one of the largest LNG terminals in Japan.

Chita LNG Terminal consists of: Chita LNG Joint Terminal, built by Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas in 1977; Chita LNG Office of Chita L.N.G. Co., Ltd. opened in 1983; and Chita Midorihama Works of Toho Gas, opened in November 2001. These three entities work closely with each other to ensure efficient operation by, for instance, distributing LNG quantities among themselves to maximize efficiency in processing.