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Osaka Gas enters greater Tokyo, teaming with Tepco, JXTG

Hometown price war spurs utility to extend city-gas biz elsewhere

OSAKA -- Osaka Gas will reach into greater Tokyo via a city-gas production venture with Tokyo Electric Power Co. Holdings and JXTG Holdings, the first expansion by a Japanese gas provider beyond its conventional service area since deregulation in the nation's gas retail market in April.

The three companies intend to establish a caloric value adjustment facility in the Kanagawa Prefecture city of Kawasaki to produce city gas from liquefied natural gas, investing an estimated 10 billion yen ($91.6 million). Osaka Gas will contribute gas production expertise for the facility, with operations targeted to begin in 2020.

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