Joetsu LNG Terminal

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Joetsu (Naoetsu) LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Chūbu, Japan.


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Project Details

  • Owner: JERA[1]
  • Location: Naoetsu in Joetsu city, Niigata Prefecture, Niigata Prefecture, Chūbu, Japan
  • Coordinates: 37.20902, 138.276978 (exact)
  • Capacity: 3.2 mtpa[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2012

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


Joetsu LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Chūbu, Japan.[3]

Construction of Joetsu LNG Terminal began in 2007 and received its first test cargo in 2011 and began full operation in 2013. The terminal has three 180,000 m³ LNG storage tanks.[4] The terminal, which imports LNG from Indonesia and Australia, received the first American import of LNG to Japan in 2016. Gas from the plant is sold to the Tokyo market.[5][6]

Articles and resources


  1. World LNG Report, IGU, 2020
  2. GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021
  3. Joetsu LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  4. Joetsu - LNG regas terminal, Wood MacKenzie, accessed August 31, 2017
  5. Japan's JERA makes first-ever LNG purchase from U.S. mainland, Reuters, December 7, 2016
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