Oil & Gas

21 Jul 2021

Japan’s Toho Gas Starts Carbon-Neutral City Gas Supply

21 Jul 2021  by   

Japanese gas distributor Toho Gas plans to start carbon-neutral city gas supplies as a part of its effort to achieve decarbonisation by 2050.

It today signed a sales agreement with its six major client accounts for carbon-neutral city gas. The firm offset unspecified volumes of greenhouse gas emissions produced from its production and supply process by using carbon credits. A total of 200,000t of carbon emissions will be offset by this carbon-neutral city gas sale, Toho Gas said. It will supply the carbon offset city gas to the six major accounts from next month to September 2026.

The Nagoya-based company received its first carbon-neutral LNG cargo at the Chita LNG terminal in April.

Japanese upstream firm Inpex also has supplying carbon-neutral city gas using carbon credits sales. Inpex earlier this month reached a sales agreement with municipal gas and water provider Joetsu City Gas and Water Bureau for the carbon-neutral city gas, following similar agreements with gas distributor Kiryu Gas on 30 June and gas supplier Nihonkai Gasin May.

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