Japan's Inpex has signed two separate sales and purchase agreements to supply what it described as "carbon-neutral" gas that has been certified through greenhouse gas emissions offsets.
The deals are part of the oil and gas operator's goals to achieve net-zero carbon emissions in its operations by 2050 and to work with its customers to reduce greenhouse gases.
Inpex and Japan's Kiryu Gas said on Wednesday that they have entered into an agreement whereby Kiryu will use carbon-neutral gas purchased from Inpex in its own headquarters and associated facilities before rolling out the offset gas option to customers, including private households, beginning on 1 July.
The agreement resembles a sales and purchase deal signed earlier in June with Nihonkai Gas, which plans to supply its industrial and commercial customers with carbon-neutral gas purchased from Inpex this summer.
Inpex said the carbon neutrality of the gas "is based on carbon credits certified by a credible certifier as deriving from CO2 reduction efforts", including forest conservation projects.