Sakai LNG Terminal

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Sakai LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Kansai, Japan.


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Project Details

  • Owner: Kansai Electric Power Company[1]
  • Parent: Kansai Electric 70%, Cosmo Oil 12.5%, Iwatani 12.5%, Ube Industries 5%
  • Location: Sakai, Osaka, Kansai, Japan
  • Coordinates: 34.57142, 135.414 (exact)
  • Capacity: 6.4 mtpa[2]
  • Additional Proposed Capacity:
  • Status: Operating
  • Type: Import
  • Start Year: 2006

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


Sakai LNG Terminal is an LNG terminal in Kansai, Japan.[3]

Kansai Electric Power Company’s second LNG receiving terminal began operations in 2006. The Sakai LNG Terminal has three 140,000 cubic meter storage tanks located on the smallest footprint for an LNG terminal in the world. Its proximity to an urban area prompted detailed risk assessment studies during planning, which was shared with authorities and local residents and incorporated into the final terminal design. The terminal supplies fuel gas for power generation and nearby industrial use, ships LNG by lorry, and supplies LNG for an adjacent liquid hydrogen production plant. The terminal can also load large class LNG tankers which was done only once in May of 2008.[4][5]

Articles and resources


  1. GIIGNL 2021 Annual Report, accessed May 5, 2021
  2. World LNG Report, IGU, 2020
  3. Sakai LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
  4. Sakai Lng Terminal: Compact Multi-strategy Terminal Based On Quantitative Disaster Risk Assessment, Hiroshi Kuwahara, Toshimitsu Okano, and Tetsu Shiota, Kansai Electric Power Co.and Sakai LNG Corporation, accessed September 2017
  5. Biggest LNG buyer turns seller as reload terminal set to start, Tsuyoshi Inajima, World Oil, March 2016

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