Osaka Gas may pull out of Marubeni thermal power project

Dec 21, 2015

Osaka Gas may pull out of Marubeni thermal power project

Osaka Gas Co. may pull out of a thermal power project planned with Marubeni Corp. amid signs of nuclear restarts and increasing calls to reduce carbon dioxide from power generation. The Osaka-based company is considering giving up on its participation in the project in ...

Dec 20, 2015

Osaka Gas ditches plan to build coal thermal plant near Tokyo

Osaka Gas Co. has abandoned a plan to build a coal-burning power plant northeast of Tokyo, believing it will not be profitable due to emissions reduction requirements and the potential revival of nuclear power, a company source said Sunday. Teaming up with trading house ...

Jun 12, 2015

Environment minister says coal plant approval is problematic

The need to cut greenhouse gas emissions and the lack of a strategy for this makes it hard to approve a new coal-fired power plant planned by a venture between Osaka Gas Co. and Electric Power Development Co., Environment Minister Yoshio Mochizuki said Friday. ...

Apr 19, 2015

Osaka Gas boss targets Tokyo market

Osaka Gas Co. is mulling various tieup options ahead of the full liberalization of the retail electricity market in fiscal 2016 and the gas retailing market in 2017, President Takehiro Honjo said in a recent interview. “Tokyo is an attractive market,” Honjo said, expressing ...

Dec 17, 2013

Osaka Gas eyes Tepco thermal plant renovation

Osaka Gas Co. is eager to capitalize on the expected renovation of Tokyo Electric Power Co.’s old gas-fired power facilities in the Tokyo Bay area, President Hiroshi Ozaki said in a recent interview. Because the facilities are aging, they will need to be renovated ...

Oct 1, 2013

Osaka Gas to enter U.K. tap water industry

Osaka Gas Co. said Monday it will buy a big stake in a utility supplying tap water to London and surrounding areas from Sumitomo Corp. By acquiring a 50 percent stake in Summit Water U.K. Ltd., the parent of Sutton and East Surrey Water ...