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Message from JAPAN-GTL CONSORTIUM

  The JAPAN-GTL Process (*1) was developed by Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation ("JOGMEC"), working in conjunction with INPEX CORPORATION, JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation, Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd, COSMO OIL CO., LTD, NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD, and CHIYODA CORPORATION. (together, the “Project Companies”) .

  In connection with the development of the JAPAN-GTL Process, JOGMEC and the Nippon GTL Technology Research Association (*2), an entity established by the Project Companies, has spent approximately 6 years (from October 2006 to August 2012) conducting the JAPAN-GTL Demonstration Test Project (*3). For the purpose of the JAPAN-GTL Demonstration Test Project, JOGMEC and Nippon GTL Technology Research Association constructed the JAPAN-GTL Demonstration Plant in Niigata, Japan, which has the capacity to produce 500 barrels (80 kilo-liters) of oil per day. Further, in parallel with the JAPAN-GTL Demonstration Test Project, JOGMEC and Nippon GTL Technology Research Association have conducted supplementary research and development, and studies relating to the commercialization of the JAPAN-GTL Process. As a result of the work described above we successfully commercialized the JAPAN-GTL Process in March 2012.

  JOGMEC and the Project Companies are now focused on the use and commercial success of the JAPAN-GTL Process and established a web site for the “JAPAN-GTL CONSORTIUM” on October 1st, 2012 to promote the same.

  We will continue to work to achieve a stable supply of energy and to promote the commercial success of the JAPAN-GTL Process and we appreciate the continued support of all concerned.

What is JAPAN-GTL CONSORTIUM?

(1) Members of the JAPAN-GTL CONSORTIUM
The following 7 entities are members of the JAPAN-GTL CONSORTIUM:
  • JOGMEC;
  • INPEX CORPORATION;
  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation;
  • Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd;
  • COSMO OIL CO.,LTD;
  • NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD and
  • CHIYODA CORPORATION.

(2) Major functions of the JAPAN-GTL CONSORTIUM
  • The dissemination of information relating to the JAPAN-GTL Process;
  • The collaborative promotion of the JAPAN-GTL Process; and
  • Technological support, in connection with the JAPAN-GTL Process.

(3) Contact
JOGMEC GTL Business Promotion Team
TEL:+81-6758-8687(Rep)
EMAIL:japan-gtl@jogmec.go.jp

  • (*1)JAPAN-GTL Process is a groundbreaking technology that would for the first time ever allow for the natural gas containing carbon dioxide to be directly used. Since it can convert natural gas, shale gas and so on as a raw material, which should be potential resources spread in the world, into petroleum products such as clean naphtha, kerosene and diesel, which include no sulfur or aroma.
  • (*2)The Nippon GTL Technology Research Association a technology research association established by the Project Companies on October 25th, 2006, in connection with the GTL Demonstration Test Project. The Nippon GTL Technology Research Association was liquidated on August 31st, 201, upon the completion of the GTL Demonstration Test Project.
  • (*3)The JAPAN-GTL Demonstration Test Project is JOGMEC’s joint-research program in connection with the "GTL Demonstration Test Project for liquid fuel".


  • JOGMEC
  • INPEX CORPORATION
  • JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
  • Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd
  • COSMO OIL CO., LTD
  • NIPPON STEEL ENGINEERING
  • CHIYODA CORPORATION
Contact:
JOGMEC GTL Business Promotion Team
TEL: 03-6758-8687(Rep)
EMAIL:japan-gtl@jogmec.go.jp

INPEX CORPORATION;
JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation;
Japan Petroleum Exploration Co., Ltd;
COSMO OIL CO.,LTD;
NIPPON STEEL & SUMIKIN ENGINEERING CO., LTD and
CHIYODA CORPORATION.