Hokkaido Gas Corporation
Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd. aims to contribute to the conservation of Hokkaido’s natural environment by expanding the use of natural gas, which is a clean energy source.  We also plan to support the affluent, pleasant lifestyle of the north through the promotion of comprehensive services to meet a wide range of energy needs.

Philosophy of Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd.

Corporate philosophy
The following slogan represents the resolution of the Kita Gas Group to continue to provide the city gas business and other high value-added energy services that are rooted in local communities while operating under the principles of safety, reassurance, and a stable supply.

KITAGAS GROUP VISUION With an eye to next-generation energy,
aim to be a regional pioneer
in creating the northern lifestyle.
Basic management policy Kita Gas Group is committed to contributing to the development of local communities and realizing a low-carbon society from the perspectives of our customers, promoting greater diffusion of natural gas, and providing advanced energy services.
Guiding principles for dynamism

~Five resolutions for self creation~

・Think from the customers’ perspectives.

・Search for pleasure in your work.

・Better yourself.

・Clearly articulate the goals and objectives that you must achieve.

・Move forward decisively.

Corporate philosophy

Kitagas Group   FY2016 Medium-Term Management Plan   


Company profile

Name Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd.
Head Office 3-1, Odori Nishi 7-chome, Chuo-ku, Sapporo, Japan
Tel: +81-11-231-9511
Date of foundation July 12, 1911
(Unit : thousand yen)

7,515,830 (as of March 31, 2018)

No. of employees

734 (as of March 31, 2018)

Board of directors ,
Hiroshi Ohtsuki, president, 7 other, 4 auditors
Main businesses
  • 1. Gas business
  • 2. Heat supply business
  • 3. Power supply business
  • 4. Purification and sale of gas by-products
  • 5. Production/sale of gas appliances and related construction work
  • 6. Other related work
Supply areas Sapporo, Otaru, Hakodate, Chitose, Ishikari, Kitahiroshima, Eniwa, Hokuto, Kitami
Supply areas map

Financial Results

FY2017 Results : Year Ended March 31, 2018 Consolidated(353KB)
FY2016 Results : Year Ended March 31, 2017 Consolidated(645KB)
FY2015 Results : Year Ended March 31, 2016 Consolidated(681KB)
FY2012 Results : Year Ended Marchµ 31, 2013 Consolidated(109KB)
FY2011 Results : Year Ended March 31, 2012 Consolidated(109KB)


1911 Company founded with 3 million yen capital authorized
1912 Gas supply begins in Sapporo, Otaru and Hakodate No. of customers: 3,600
1949 Listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1950 Listed on the Sapporo Stock Exchange
1961 First Gas Exhibition held in Sapporo, Otaru and Hakodate
Installation of TG-type crude oil gas generator completed at the Sapporo Plant (the company’s first device using petroleum-based material)
1963 Head office relocated from Tokyo to Sapporo
1965 Installation of MS-type low-pressure gas generator completed at the Otaru Plant
(completion of gas source conversion from coal to petroleum-based material)
1969 Heat supply to the Hakodate area changed
(from 3,600 to 5,000 kcal/m3)
No. of customers exceeds 100,000
1974 Heat supply to the Sapporo area changed
(from 3,600 to 5,000 kcal/m3)
No. of customers exceeds 200,000
1976 Hakodate Sales Branch transferred to Shin-Hakodate City Gas Co., Ltd.
1980 Installation of ICI-type high-pressure gas generator completed
1983 No. of customers exceeds 300,000
1986 Merged with Shin-Hakodate City Gas Co., Ltd.
1987 No. of customers exceeds 400,000
1988 Large-scale gas cogeneration introduced in Sapporo and Hakodate
1990 Full-scale area service commenced
Operation of the Ishikari Plant begins
1991 Kita Gas 2010 Vision announced
1993 Decision made to introduce natural gas
No. of customers exceeds 500,000
New logo and corporate slogan adopted
1996 Conversion to natural gas commenced in Sapporo
1997 Gas business of Chitose City taken over and Chitose Branch opened
2001 Japan’s first power supply to apartments by gas cogeneration commenced
50% of conversion to natural gas in the Sapporo area completed
2002 Conversion to natural gas in the Chitose area initiated and completed
(from 15.06978MJ (3,600kcal) to 46.04655MJ (10,998kcal)/m3)
Closure of the Chitose plant
Opening of the Kita Shinano Fueling Station
2003 Construction of Hakodate Minato Plant (an LNG receiving base) commenced
Construction of Sasson Trunk Line (a natural gas pipeline) completed
2005 Conversion to natural gas in the Sapporo and Otaru areas completed
2006 Construction of Hakodate Minato Plant LNG receiving base completed
Gas business taken over from Kitami City and Kitami Branch opened
Conversion to natural gas in the Hakodate area completed
2008 Construction of Ishikari LNG facility begun
Operation of the Kitami LNG satellite facility begun
2009 Provision of wholesale natural gas to Asahikawa Gas (Ebetsu area) begun
Conversion to natural gas in the Kitami area completed
(20.93025MJ(4,999kcal) to 46.04655MJ(10,998kcal)/m3)
New brand “Kita Gas Fureasuto” begun on regional channels
2010 Sales of [FF Fan Radiant Heaters with Floor Heating System]begins
2011 Special measures concerning gas prices were implemented for victims of the East Japan Earthquake Disaster
Sales of Home Gas Generator [Koremo](Gas engine co-generation) and [Enefarm] (Home fuel battery)begin
The 100th Anniversary of Hokkaido Gas Co., Ltd.
2012 Satellite supply for aimed at industries begins
Ishikari High voltage and low voltage lines completed
Ishikari LNG Base operations begin
2013 Changed the standard calorific value of the gas (46.04655MJ/m3 to 45MJ/m3)    
2016 Electricity  retailing sales begin