Japan

  • Malcolm W. H. Peebles
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Abstract

The gas industry of Japan is now just over one hundred years of age and is at that interesting stage of evolving from a traditional, fragmented, manufactured gas-based industry to a rather more sophisticated business, albeit still fragmented, relying to an increasing extent on imported natural gas in liquefied form. In terms of gas connections, Japan is today one of the world’s largest gas markets with nearly 15 million consumers: the market is characterised by a number of unique features as will become evident later in this chapter.

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Selected References

  1. Far Eastern Economic Review various issues.Google Scholar
  2. Gas Energy—its Present Situation and Future Course Tokyo Gas Company Ltd, June 1977.Google Scholar
  3. Gas Utility Industry in Japan Japan Gas Association, various years.Google Scholar
  4. History of the Gas Industry in Japan Tokyo Gas Company Ltd, 1978.Google Scholar
  5. Osaka Gas Company Ltd, Annual Reports various years.Google Scholar
  6. Tokyo Gas Company Ltd, Annual Reports various years.Google Scholar

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© Malcolm W. H. Peebles 1980

Authors and Affiliations

  • Malcolm W. H. Peebles
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  1. 1.Claygate, SurreyUK

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