CORPORATE INFORMATION

History of Saibu Gas before the holding company transition

1930 After taking over the branches in Fukuoka, Kumamoto, Nagasaki and Sasebo areas which was managed by Toho Gas, Saibu Gas was established with a starting capital of 10 million yen and a customer base of 29,000 clients.
Its initial headquarters was located in Chiyo, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City.
1943 With Kyushu Gas merged, the capital increased to 14 million yen. The number of customers reached 63,700.
1949 Listed on the Fukuoka Stock Exchange.
1950 Listed on the Osaka Stock Exchange.
1951 Fukuoka Higashihama Works went into operation.
1954 Headquarters was relocated to Kego, Chuo-ku, Fukuoka City.
1956 The number of customers exceeded 100,000.
1964 Calorific value in the service area raised from 3,600kcal to 4,500kcal.
1971 Nagasaki-Togitsu Works (former Nagasaki Works) went into operation and Nakanoshima Works closed its operation down at the same time.
All the coal gasification facilities were closed.
1973 The number of customers exceeded 500,000.
1974 Listed on the 1st section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
1976 The number of customers exceeded 600,000. Accordingly, Saibu Gas went under jurisdiction of the Ministry of International Trade and Industry (current METI). Tokyo Representative Office was opened.
Gas pipeline running from Omuta to Kumamoto went into operation. Former Kumamoto Works commenced to receive purchased gas.
1977 Kitakyushu Works went into operation.
1982 Nagasaki Flood Disaster occurred, but the strenuous restoration efforts across the industry made the gas distribution in that area revived swiftly.
1986 Natural gas operation at Kitakyushu Works was commenced.
1988 Headquarters was relocated to Chiyo, Hakata-ku, Fukuoka City. Saibu Gas introduced Gas Co-generation System for the first time in Kyushu area.
1989 Calorific value conversion to natural gas was commenced from 4,500 kcal to 11,000 kcal in Kitakyushu area.
1990 LNG Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA) with Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. was signed.
1991 Sasebo Works went into operation.
1993 LNG terminal went into operation in Fukuhoku Works.
1994 Fukuhoku Pipeline went into operation. The number of customers exceeded one-million.
1996 Fukuma Works closed.
Fukuhoku LNG storage tank No. 2 went into operation.
LNG tank truck supply was commenced to Iizuka Gas.
1999 LNG tank truck supply was commenced to Karatsu Gas and Imari Gas.
2000 Kumamoto Works went into operation.
LNG tank truck supply was commenced to Kyushu Gas in Omura area.
2001 R&D Institute and Training Center moved to Imajuku, Nishi-ku, Fukuoka City.
City gas tariff was revised.
2002 Kurume Pipeline and Nagasaki Pipeline went into operation.
Wholesale supply of natural gas via pipeline was commenced to Tosu Gas, Kurume Gas and Chikushi Gas.
2003 Nagasaki Works went into operation.
Saibu Gas’s acquisition of shares of Omuta Gas Co., Ltd., Kyushu Gas Asso Co., Ltd. and Mitsui Kozan Kasei Co., Ltd. (current SG Chemical Co., Ltd.) made them subsidiaries owned by Saibu Gas.
2005

LNG tank truck supply was commenced to Kyushu Gas in Isahaya area.
The 2005 West Off Fukuoka Prefecture Earthquake occurred and Saibu Gas conducted the restoration activities with a team of over 600 people.
Calorific value conversion to natural gas was completed.

2006 City gas tariff was revised.
LNG SPA with Sakhalin Energy Investment Co., Ltd. was signed.
2008 City gas tariff was revised.
Kurume Gas Co., Ltd. was established.
2009 Saibu Gas has started to sell gEne-Farmh, or residential fuel cell systems.
2010 Hibiki LNG Co., Ltd. was established.
Construction project of Hibiki LNG terminal was commenced.
LNG import from Sakhalin LNG was commenced.
2011 City gas tariff was revised. Calorific value standard of city gas was changed to 45MJ and 46MJ.
Nakama Gas Co., Ltd. was merged to Saibu Gas Group.
Omuta Works operated by Kyushu Gas Asso went into operation.
2012 Saibu Gas Baseball Team was established as a companyfs symbolic sport.
Chikugo Gas Asso Co., Ltd. was established.
Ene-seed Co., Ltd. was established and entered into renewable energy business including solar power business.
LNG SPA with Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. was signed.
City gas tariff was revised in accordance with gTax for Climate Change Mitigationh.
2013 LNG SPA with Sakhalin Energy Investment Co., Ltd. was revised.
2014 LNG SPA with Malaysia LNG Sdn. Bhd. was revised.
City gas tariff was revised in accordance with tax-rate change of gTax for Climate Change Mitigationh.
Hibiki LNG terminal went into operation.
2015 City gas tariff was revised.
Kurume Works operated by Chikugo Gas Asso Co., Ltd. went into operation.
LNG tank truck supply to Yamaguchi Godo Gas Co., Ltd. was commenced.
Kitakyushu Works closed its operation down.
Fukuhoku Works closed its operation down.
Higashihama Hydrogen Station went into operation.
2016 Saibu Gas has participated in the electricity retail business in accordance with the liberalization of the electricity market.
After the 2016 Kumamoto Earthquakes, Saibu Gas engaged in the restoration efforts with a team of 4,600 people including another detachment team.
Saibu Gas released gScrum 2019h, the mid-term management plan, which covered the management strategy from FY 2017 to 2019.
Ene-seed Kitakyushu Wind Farm went into operation.
2017 Full Liberalization of New Entry into the City Gas Retail Market was started.
2018 Saibu Gas changed over its corporate governance structure to a Company with audit and supervisory committee.
Representative Office Registered in Singapore was established.
2019 Saibu Gas released the slogan: gItsumo no Asa to, Atarashii Ashita woh , or gUsual good morning, and good tomorrow beyond.h
gScrum 2022h, the mid-term management plan, was released, which covered the management strategy from FY 2020 to 2022.
gHinata-no-Mori Odo-no-Yudokoroh, our first challenge of spa chain in Fukuoka, has been launched.
2020 Towards the structure transition to a pure holding company, the following four subsidiary companies have been established, wholly owned by Saibu Gas Co., Ltd.
ESaibu Gas Division Preparation Company
ESaibu Gas Kumamoto Co., Ltd.
ESaibu Gas Nagasaki Co., Ltd.
ESaibu Gas Sasebo Co., Ltd.
Representative Office Registered in Thailand was established.
The real estate leasing business were consolidated into Saibu Gas Kosho Co., Ltd. Accordingly, Saibu Gas Kosho Co., Ltd. changed its name into Saibu Gas Urban Development Co., Ltd.
Kyushu-hokubu Pipeline went into operation.