Press Release

Press Release

Chita LNG Terminal Received a Total 3,000 LNG Tankers

November 21, 2011
Chubu Electric Power Co.,Inc.
Toho Gas Co., Ltd.

Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (President & Director: Akihisa Mizuno; Address: 1, Higashi-shincho, Higashi-ku, Nagoya) and Toho Gas Co., Ltd. (President: Takashi Saeki; Address: 19-18 Sakurada-cho, Atsuta-ku, Nagoya) together operate "Chita LNG Terminal" in Chita City, Aichi prefecture. The LNG terminal receives, stores, and re-gasifies imported LNG (liquefied natural gas).

This is to announce that today the Chita LNG Terminal received its 3,000th LNG tanker, the "Al Gharrafa."

About 34 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 to succeed in receiving 3,000 LNG tankers. The total amount of LNG unloaded at the terminal has reached about 172 million tons.

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, ensuring a stable supply of electricity and city gas while helping to conserve the environment. Chita LNG Terminal received about 8.6 million tons of LNG (140 tankers) in FY2010. One of the largest LNG terminals in Japan, it is also an indispensable energy base for the Chubu region, supplying 60% of Chubu Electric Power's LNG requirement and 80% of Toho Gas's LNG requirement each year.

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, adjusting LNG receiving and shipping schedules among themselves.

Both companies will continue to endeavor to deliver a stable supply of energy that is essential in our daily lives, as well as contribute to the development of society.




1 Overview of Chita LNG Terminal

Chita LNG Joint Terminal (co-owned by Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas)

Site area: 150,190m2

Receiving facilities: 1 pier (L1)

Storage facilities: 4 aboveground tanks (300,000m3)

Gasification facilities: 4 for Chubu Electric Power and 10 for Toho Gas


Chita L.N.G. Co., Ltd. (co-funded by Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas)

Site area: 319,640m2

Receiving facilities: 1 pier (L2)

Storage facilities: 6 aboveground tanks (480,000m3); 1 underground tank (160,000m3)

Gasification facilities: 11 for Chubu Electric Power


Chita Midorihama Works (owned by Toho Gas)

Site area: 302,461m2

Storage facilities: 2 underground tanks (400,000m3)

Gasification facilities: 2 for Chubu Electric Power and 5 for Toho Gas


*LNG receiving operations at the three bases is conducted by Chita Berth Co., Inc.


 [Chita LNG Terminal]

Chita LNG Terminal



2 Overview of the LNG tanker, "Al Gharrafa"

Length (m)


Width (m)


Molded depth (m)


Draft (m)*


Dead weight (t)*


Maximum LNG carrying capacity (t)

Approx. 95,000

*When fully loaded

[Al Gharrafa received by terminal today]

Al Gharrafa received by terminal today

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