Ishikari LNG Terminal

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Summary Information

  • Ownership: Hokkaido Gas Co
  • Website:
  • Location: Ishikari Bay New Port, Japan
  • Capacity: million tons/annum
  • Status: In operation

Brief Description

  • The Ishikari LNG terminal is Hokkaido’s first LNG receiving terminal that can accommodate large vessels. It will receive, store, re-gasify and ship out LNG as well as supply natural gas throughout Hokkaido.

Technical Details

  • Storage capacity: 180,000 m3
  • Unloading capacity:
  • Send out capacity:
  • Constructor:
    • Tank: Kawasaki Heavy industries built the tank

Ongoing Projects/Project Status

  • Terminal was commissioned in 2012

Suppliers / Customers

  • Suppliers: Tokyo Gas
  • Customers: Hokkaido Gas, based on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, distributes gas to Sapporo and other major cities


  • 2008 - Work on the terminal is begun
  • 2009 - The containment tank is ordered
  • 2010 - An LNG supply contract is signed with Tokyo Gas
  • 2012 - Terminal completed
  • 2016 - Second tank completed
  • 2018 - Third tank completed
  • 2020 - Fourth tank completed

Other Information

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  1. Japan’s Largest Aboveground Full Containment LNG Tank Ordered
  2. Conclusion of a heads of agreement with Hokkaido Gas regarding the Sale and Purchase of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG)
  3. Japan's Hokkaido Gas to get 1st LNG cargo delivery
  4. Hokkaido Electric Power’s First LNG Cargo from the United States arrived at Ishikari LNG Terminal, Hokkaido Prefecture