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Petroleum

11, 01. 2004
Petroleum industry organizations
Petroleum Association of Japan (PAJ)

PAJ is composed of 17 oil companies engaged in the refining and/or marketing of oil. On its website, a variety of oil industry data as well as overview of the industry in Japan are introduced in English.
http://www.paj.gr.jp/index_e.html

Main members
Nippon Oil
Merged Mitsubishi Oil in 1999, it became the largest of refining and sales in the industry. Tie-up with Cosmo Oil and PetroChina.
http://www.eneos.co.jp/english/
NIPPON MINING HOLDINGS
Oil and nonferrous metal company that Japan Energy and Nippon Mining & Metals jointly established as their holding company in 2002.
http://www.shinnikko-hd.co.jp/english/ (NIPPON MININIG HOLDINGS)
http://www.j-energy.co.jp/english/ (Japan Energy)
Showa Shell Sekiyu
Distributor of gasoline, kerosene, and other oil, belonging to Royal Dutch/Shell Group. Saudi Aramco has invested the company since 2004, becoming the 2nd largest shareholder of the firm.
http://www.showa-shell.co.jp/english/
TonenGeneral Sekiyu
Formed in 2000 by the merger of Tonen Corporation and General Sekiyu. ExxonMobil is its largest shareholder.
http://www.tonengeneral.co.jp/tonengeneral/english/
Idemitsu Kosan
The fourth largest oil distributor in the domestic market. The company mainly deals with gasoline retailing, refining, and lubricants.
http://www.idemitsu.co.jp/e/
Cosmo Oil
One of the major companies of oil refining and sales. Cosmo was formed through a merger among 3 oil firms, Daikyo Oil, Maruzen Oil and former Cosmo Oil in 1986.
http://www.cosmo-oil.co.jp/eng/
The competent authorities
Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry
Responsible for energy industry, including petroleum. Preliminary report on petroleum statistics are released.
http://www.meti.go.jp/english/
Agency for Natural Resources and Energy
Described overview of oil industry today and government policy of oil in English with various data.
http://www.enecho.meti.go.jp/english/
Other organizations related to the industry
Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC)
Organization formed for the purpose of supporting Japanese companies engaged in exploration and development.
http://www.jogmec.go.jp/english/index.html
The Japan Petroleum Institute (JPI)
Creating linkage among oil industry with academic and government organizations, sharing to solve problems that the industry encounters.
http://wwwsoc.nii.ac.jp/jpi/topeng.html

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