Big Oil in Japan means JX Nippon Oil & Energy (formerly Nippon Oil), the country's largest oil importer and distributor. JX Nippon Oil & Energy operates seven refineries, with a total capacity of more than 1.3 million barrels per day. It boasts about a 25% share of the Japanese gasoline market, operating about 10,000 gas stations across Japan; most operate under the ENEOS brand name, but about 20% are Dr. Drive stations, offering automotive services. The company was renamed following the 2010 merger of Nippon Oil with Nippon Mining that created integrated energy giant JX Holdings.
JX Nippon Oil & Energy Corporation
July 1, 2010
President, Tsutomu Sugimori
1-2, Otemachi 1-chome, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo 100-8162 – JAPAN
¥139.4 billion (100% investment of JX Holdings, Inc.)
Refining and marketing of petroleum and petrochemical products
Importing and selling of gas and coal.
Supply of electricity.
Developping, manufacturing and marketing of fuel cell, solar power generation and storage batteries.
"ENEOS" was coined from the words "ENERGY" and "NEOS" which means NEW in Greek.
The brand mark designs "Energy" by a symbolical form. The globe in the center represents "Reliability" and "Continuity", and the spiral spreading outword symbolizes "Creativity" and "Innovation"