Stockpiling

Stockpiling system

Stockpiling of petroleum in japan is performed in three programs. First, there is national stockpiling, which is run directly by Japanese government. Second, there is private stockpiling, which by law must be performed by private oil companies. Third, there are stockpiles held jointly in collaboration with oil-producing nations. The three programs have a combined stockpile of approximately 80 million kiloliters of petroleum (equivalent to approximately 207 days of domestic consumption, as of the end of Match 2016).
Stockpiling of petroleum gas (LP gas) in japan is being promoted through two programs: the national stockpiling program which is directly controlled by the government, and the private-sector stockpiling program which is implemented by private companies under obligation by law. Two programs have a combined stockpile of approximately 2.8 million tons of LP gas (equivalent to approximately 103 days of import volume, as of the end of March 2016).


Petroleum and LP gas stockpiling system

Stockpiling bases

Stockpiling quantity in Japan(as of the end of March 2016)

Stockpiling quantity in Japan(as of the end of March 2016)

Stockpiling capacity by base

Stockpiling capacity by base