Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation

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Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (石油天然ガス・金属鉱物資源機構), also known as JOGMEC,[1] is an Independent Administrative Institution which was created by the Japanese government in 2004.[2]

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In 2004, JOGMEC was established by the Law Concerning the Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation.[3]

JOGMEC was created when the Japan National Oil Corporation (JNOC) merged with the former Metal Mining Agency of Japan (MMAJ).[2]

Rare metal stockpiles are managed by JOGMEC.[4]

In March 2013 JOGMEC successfully extracted methane hydrate from seabed for the first time in the world.[5][6]

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  1. JOGMEC is an acronym. JOGMEC stands for "Japan Oil, Gas and MEtals National Corporation".
  2. 2.0 2.1 JOGMEC, About us, history; retrieved 2012-6-1.
  3. Japan Oil, Gas and Metals National Corporation (JOGMEC), About us, overview; retrieved 2012-6-1.
  4. National Research Council (US). (2008). Minerals, Critical Minerals, and the U.S. Economy, p. 186.
  5. "Japan achieves first gas extraction from offshore methane hydrate". 12 March 2013 – via www.reuters.com.
  6. http://www.google.com/hostednews/afp/article/ALeqM5g6akGbdJ0s6ug4MI6Mp4r8Ae0tbg

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