Former Nippon Oil Corporation

Corporate History

Date Main Developments in the Company's Business
1888 Nippon Oil established
1914 Oil first gushed out of Kurokawa Oil Well No. 5 in Akita Prefecture
1921 Nippon Oil merged with Hoden Oil
1931 Mitsubishi Oil established jointly by three Mitsubishi group companies (headquarters, mining, trading) and Associated Oil (later known as Getty Oil) in the United States
1933 Koa Oil established
1941 Nippon Oil merged with Ogura Oil
1951 Nippon Petroleum Refining established jointly by Nippon Oil and Caltex
1967 Nippon Oil Staging Terminal established
1968 Tohoku Oil established
1973 Okinawa CTS established
1984 All Getty Oil-owned Mitsubishi Oil shares transferred to Mitsubishi group companies
Business alliance formed between Nippon Oil and Mitsubishi Oil
1995 Business alliance formed between Nippon Oil and Idemitsu Kosan
1996 Nippon Oil terminated business alliance with Caltex and acquired a full stake in Nippon Petroleum Refining
1998 Crude oil production started at Rang Dong Oil Field offshore Vietnam
1999 Nippon Oil and Mitsubishi Oil merged to form Nisseki Mitsubishi
Business alliance formed between Nisseki Mitsubishi and COSMO Oil
2001 New Service Station brand ENEOS launched
2002 Nisseki Mitsubishi Refining, Koa Oil and Tohoku Oil merged into Nippon Petroleum Refining
Nisseki Mitsubishi renamed Nippon Oil
2003 Natural gas production started offshore Malaysia (Helang Gas Field)
2004 Consignment refining contract signed with China Oil
2005 Nippon Oil merged with Nippon Petroleum Gas
2006 Business alliance formed with Japan Energy
Capital tie-up formed with INPEX Holdings
Nippon Petroleum Refining merged with Nippon Petroleum Processing
2007 Business/capital alliance formed with SK Corporation (South Korea)
A memorandum of understanding regarding long-term collaboration with China National Petroleum Corporation is concluded
2008 Nippon Petroleum Refining merged with Nippon Petrochemicals
ENEOS CELLTECH, a joint company with Sanyo Electric Company for stationary fuel cells, established
Nippon Oil integrated its business with Kyushu Oil
Conclusion of Memorandum on Business Integration with Nippon Mining Holdings
2009 SANYO ENEOS Solar, a joint company with Sanyo Electric Company for the production and sale of thin-film solar panels, established

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