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Natural Gas Chemicals Company

We will expand and enhance our business base under the motto “expansion of volume overseas, development of breadth domestically.” This company is aggressively expanding overseas in its core product of Methanol , while domestically it is proceeding to develop life sciences and specialized polyol, enhance downstream MMA, and expand catalyst businesses.

 

Natural Gas Chemicals Company

Methanol, Organic Chemicals, Life Science, Plannning & Development Division

We manufacture Methanol and Ammonia, which are made from natural gas—which has been drawing attention as a global environment-friendly energy source—and are further creating various derivatives through original technology.
Our main product Methanol, and Dimethyl ether, which are expected to become next generation fuels, have raised great expectations as earth-friendly energy sources, but we are also actively pursuing environmental measures in the manufacture process .For example we are manufacturing with original technology that does not produce Ammonium sulfate in the production of Methyl methacrylate.
Applications for products using these derivatives are raw materials for plastics, coating compounds, synthetic fibers, adhesive agents, artificial leather, pharmaceuticals, and agricultural chemicals—things that support our daily lives.

Energy & Resources Division

Our company was the first in Japan to succeed in synthesizing Methanol (1952) and Ammonia (1957) from the rich deposits of natural gas that exist underground in Niigata prefecture. Since then, the Energy & Resources Division has carried out exploration and development for natural gas over 50 years in cooperation with other resource development companies.
The Natural Gas Chemicals Company is developing a line of strongly linked businesses involved in natural gas, beginning with the development of natural gas resources and spanning from chemical commodities such as Methanol , Ammonia and formalin, all the way to the organic compounds that are their derivatives.

The Energy & Resources Division is conducting exploration and development for natural gas and oil in Niigata. The natural gas produced is mainly furnished to our company’s Niigata Plant to be used as the raw materials and fuels for producing chemical products. Furthermore, the oil produced in associated with natural gas is being sold to petroleum refineries. In addition, we are conducting a project to separate iodine from groundwater drawn up when extracting natural gas dissolved in water. And in Akita, geothermal energy development is also ongoing.

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