Osaka Gas to build LNG import facility in Nobeoka

Osaka Gas to build LNG import facility in Nobeoka
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Japan’s utility Osaka Gas, through its unit Osaka Gas Engineering, has established Himuka LNG a company planning to set up LNG receiving infrastructure in Nobeoka City.

The newly established company is set to set up the LNG receiving facilities in order to supply feed gas to the natural gas to be constructed by the Japanese chemical group Asahi Kasei.

The chemical group decided to replace one of its coal-fired power units with a 34 MW production capacity in Nobeoka with a gas-fired unit, scheduled for start-up in 2022.

Osaka Gas noted the company will build LNG receiving infrastructure and an LNG storage tank sequentially, the company’s statement reads.

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