Our History

Our History

1897-1987

  • ・Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. founded with a capital of JPY 350,000

1897

1905

  • ・Head office building completed on Nakanoshima
  • ・Iwasaki Plant completed
  • ・Osaka Gas begins to provide gas supply
Head office building completed on Nakanoshima
  • ・Osaka Gas begins to offer regular cooking classes in the head office showroom

1924

1933

  • ・Osaka Gas Building (present-day South Building) completed
Osaka Gas Building (present-day South Building) completed
  • ・Torishima Plant put into operation

1940

1945

  • ・First amalgamation measure implemented
  • ・Second amalgamation measure implemented
  • ・Kinki Coke Sales Co., Ltd.
    (present-day Osaka Gas Chemicals Co., Ltd.) founded

1949

1955

  • ・Osaka Gas holds its first Gas Exhibition
  • Osaka Gas's logo・Osaka Gas's logo comes into use

1958

1964

  • ・Osaka Gas increases the calories of the gas it provides in the Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe areas
    (from 3,600 kcal/m3 to 4,500 kcal/m3)
  • ・Osaka Gas Real Estate Co., Ltd.
    (present-day Osaka Gas Urban Development Co., Ltd.) founded

1965

1966

  • ・Osaka Gas Building North Annex completed
  • ・Osaka Gas launches Japan's first district air conditioning project in the Senri-Chuo area
  • ・The Japan Gas Association sets up its own pavilion for Expo '70
  • ・A gas explosion accident occurs at the Tenjimbashisuji 6-chome Subway Station construction site

1970

1971

  • ・Senboku Plant put into operation
  • ・Osaka Gas participates in the TARGET (Team to Advance Research for Gas Energy Transformation) program, aimed at developing fuel cells
  • ・Osaka Gas begins to import LNG from Brunei

1972

1975

  • ・Osaka Gas begins to shift to natural gas
    (resulting in a calorie increase from 4,500 kcal/m3 to 11,000 kcal/m3)
Osaka Gas begins to shift to natural gas (resulting in a calorie increase from 4,500 kcal/m3 to 11,000 kcal/m3)
  • ・Osaka Gas begins to import LNG from Indonesia
  • ・Senboku Terminal 2 put into operation

1977

1979

  • ・Osaka Gas puts the world's first cryogenic power plant into operation
  • ・Emergency response command system installed in the command centers at the Kyoto, Osaka, and Kobe branches

1980

1982

  • ・Osaka Gas Science Museum opens at the Senboku Terminal
  • ・Osaka Gas Information System Co., Ltd.
    (present-day OGIS-RI Co., Ltd.) founded

1983

1984

  • ・Himeji Terminal put into operation
  • ・Osaka Gas Group Welfare Foundation established

1985

1987

  • ・Small-size gas-heat-pump (GHP) air conditioners launched for sale
  • ・Microcomputer meters come into use

From 1988

  • ・Shift to natural gas completed

1990

1992

  • ・Osaka Gas Foundation of International Cultural Exchange established
  • ・Osaka Gas Environmental Action Guidelines released
  • ・NEXT21, futuristic experimental multi-unit housing, completed
NEXT21, futuristic experimental multi-unit housing, completed

1993

1995

  • ・Hanshin-Awaji Great Earthquake occurs
    (City gas supply for about 860,000 households suspended)
  • ・Fuel-cost-based sliding-scale gas charge system introduced

1996

1997

  • ・Residential microcomputer meter installation completed
  • ・Osaka Gas Group Code of Business Conduct formulated

2000

2003

  • ・Osaka Gas changes the calories of the gas it provides
    (from 11,000 kcal/m3 to 10,750 kcal/m3)
  • ・EcoWill, a residential cogeneration system, launched for sale
  • ・Power generation equipment at the Himeji Terminal put into commercial operation

2004

2006

  • ・Osaka Gas enters the wind power generation business
  • ・Osaka Gas Group CSR Charter formulated
  • ・Senboku Natural Gas Power Plant put into commercial operation
  • ・Ene-Farm, a residential fuel cell system, launched for sale
Senboku Natural Gas Power Plant put into commercial operation

2009

2012

  • ・Residential fuel cell system Ene-Farm with a stand-alone operation function launched for sale
  • ・A large-scale solar power plant put into operation
  • ・Gas sales business launched in Singapore

2013

2014

  • ・Energy service business launched in Thailand
  • ・Mie-Shiga and Himeji-Okayama gas pipelines come into use
  • ・hu+g MUSEUM opens
Opening of hu+g MUSEUM

2015

2016

  • ・Osaka Gas enters the residential and small-scale industrial electricity supply business
  • ・City gas retail market fully liberalized

2017

2018

  • ・New group brand "Daigas Group" launched
  • ・CD Energy Direct Co., Ltd. founded
  • ・PT Osaka Gas Indonesia founded
  • ・A natural gas supply company founded in Vietnam
  • ・Core energy business companies* founded
  • ・Osaka Gas acquires Sabine Oil & Gas Corporation
  • ・Freeport LNG project in the U.S. put into operation

* Osaka Gas Marketing Co., Ltd.,
Daigas Energy Co., Ltd., and Daigas Gas and Power Solution Co., Ltd.

2019