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Corporate History

1986 Apr. Cosmo Oil established through tripartite merger of Daikyo Oil Co.,Ltd.,
Maruzen Oil Co., Ltd., and former Cosmo Oil (Cosmo Refining) .
  Apr. The “Cosmo” in-house organ launched.
  Sep. The Abu Dhabi office opened.
1987 Jul. The Cosmo “Magnum 100” high-octane gasoline launched.
1988 Jan. Cosmo Research Institute (CRI) established.
  Jun. The “Cosmo the Card” credit card issued.
  Oct. Cosmo Trade & Service Co. established.
1989 Oct. Asian Oil Co., Ltd. merged into Cosmo Oil.

1990-

1990 May. CRI receives the Japan Petroleum Institute (JPI) Award for its “commercialization of high-performance alkaline detergent for lubricating oil".
  Jun. Cosmo Lubricants (Thailand) Co., Ltd. and Cosmic Oil Co., Ltd. established.
  Sep. Co-generation facilities completed at Yokkaichi Refinery.
1991 Jul. Cosmo Oil International Pte., Ltd. established Cosmo Oil (U.K.) PLC. established.
1992 Mar. Cosmo Oil, CRI and Cosmo Petrotech Co., Ltd. jointly win the Okochi Memorial Production Prize for the “development of a new high-performance detergent for lubricating oil".
  May. The Cosmo “Super Magnum” high-octane gasoline launched.
1993 Mar. MTBE, Alkylation unit and recycle unit for used sulfuric acid facilities completed and start commercial operations on March 28.
1994 Jan. The “C's MAIL&rdquo magazine for Cosmo Oil shareholders launched.
  Feb. Cosmo Oil, CRI, the Research Association for Residual Oil Processing jointly win the Japan Institute of Energy Award for the “development and industrial application of a new residual oil hydrogenated cracking catalyst and process&rdquo.
  Apr. Cosmo Honorary Chairman Yoshiro Nakayama (now deceased) awarded the Independent Medal by the United Arab Emirates.
  Oct.  Deep desulfurization unit for diesel fuel completed at Chiba Refinery.
  Oct.  The China Office opened.
  Dec. The industry's first 24-kl tank truck fleet introduced.
1995 Feb.  Sakai Refinery receives the Director-General of the Agency of Natural Resources and Energy Award.
  Apr. Cosmo Oil, CRI, and Heavy Oil Management Technical Research Association jointly win the Japan Industrial Technics Grand Prix and the Prime Minister Award for their joint development of the “new technology for residual oil cracking process".
  Apr. The new “SEE-YA CARD” membership card launched for cash-paying customers.
  May. Cosmo Oil, CRI, Cosmo Petrotech and other partners jointly win the JPI Advanced for the development of the “viscous coupling oil".
  Oct. Cosmo Lubricants (Taiwan) Co., Ltd. established.
  Oct. The Shonan Seminar House employee training center established in Shonan Kokusai-mura in Yokosuka, Kanagawa.
1996 May. Sakaide Refinery gains the ISO-9002 international quality management certificate.
  May. A crude oil development block acquired in the Timor Sea, northwest of Australia.
  May. Cosmo Oil, CRI, and the Petroleum Energy Center (PEC) jointly win the JPI Award for their joint “development and industrial application of a new catalyst for residual fluid catalytic cracking unit".
  Nov. distillate hydrodesulfurization unit completed in Sakai Refinery.
  Nov. A new “White Station” drive-through dry-cleaning store opened in the suburbs of Motomachi, Yokohama.
1996 May. Sakaide Refinery gains the ISO-9002 international quality management certificate.
  May. A crude oil development block acquired in the Timor Sea, northwest of Australia.
  May. Cosmo Oil, CRI, and the Petroleum Energy Center (PEC) jointly win the JPI Award for their joint “development and industrial application of a new catalyst for residual fluid catalytic cracking unit".
  Nov. distillate hydrodesulfurization unit completed in Sakai Refinery.
  Nov. A new “White Station” drive-through dry-cleaning store opened in the suburbs of Motomachi, Yokohama.
1998 Feb. The Orion Trader double-hulled tanker vessel launched.
  Mar. Chiba, Yokkaichi and Sakaide Refineries gain the ISO-14001 international environmental management certificates, respectively.
  Apr. The first staffed self-service service station (SS) combined with the B-cle car care convenience store opened in Funabashi, Chiba Prefecture.
  Jul.   Cosmo Oil Lubricants Co., Ltd. established.
  Oct. Crude oil test-production starts in the offshore block in Qatar.
1999 Jan. Cosmo Oil becomes the first in the Japanese oil industry to introduce debit card payment systems at its 2,000 SS's.
  May. Cosmo Oil and CRI jointly win the JPI Award for their joint development and industrial application of an innovative catalyst for the isomerization of light naphtha".
  Jun. Eight order processing centers nationwide consolidated into two - one for fuel products and the other for lubricant products.
  Aug.   The new “SS Order Card” for hearing impaired customers developed and distributed to organizations for the hearing impaired nationwide.

2000-

2000 Apr. Cosmo Oil started seriously working on developing oil-based fuel cells, a highly prominent next-generation highly efficient energy.
  Apr.  Internet Business Department established to grow Internet businesses at Cosmo Oil.
  Sep. Cosmo Oil establishes its Customer Center to provide an integrated contact for customer enquiries.
  Oct.  Cosmo Oil and Nippon Mitsubishi Oil Corp. (currently Nippon Oil Corp.) to jointly establish Nippon Global Tanker Co., Ltd. to integrate ocean transport services.
  Nov. Cosmo Oil, Kansai Electric Power Co., Inc., Iwatani International Corporation and Ube Industries, Ltd. jointly establish Sakai LNG K.K., a company specialized in constructing and operating LNG terminals.
  Dec. Cosmo Oil makes a capital participation in LNG Chubu Corp. to start LNG marketing business.
2001 Feb. Sakaide Refinery received the Director-General's National Resources and Energy Award in the Successful Cases of Energy Conservation 2000.
  Mar. Cosmo Oil's proprietary credit card, “Cosmo The Card,” starts the ETC service for automated highway toll charge payment.
  Apr. Cosmo Oil develops a new stationary butane gas-fired fuel cell package for the home market for power generation testing.
  Apr.  Cosmo Oil starts demonstration tests for a new micro gas turbine system firing petrochemical fuel.
  May. Abu Dhabi Oil Co., Ltd. implements the Zero Flare Project at its oil production facility for the first time in the Middle East region.
  Jun. Cosmo Oil signs a CO_ emission option agreement with an Australian forestation company.
  Sep. Cosmo Oil publishes its first “Environmental Report 2001".
  Dec. Cosmo Oil launches the “Tropical Rain Forest Project” as part of its environmental contribution efforts.
2002  Jan. Cosmo Oil launches its new proprietary “Cosmo The Card Eco” card to provide an opportunity for cardholders to participate in environmental protection
  Feb. Cosmo Sea Farming Inc. established.
  Mar. Cosmo Oil introduces solar power generation systems into its affiliated service stations.
  Apr.  Cosmo Oil develops the Cosmo Quick Box, a new automated “Cosmo The Card” card issuance machine.
  May. Cosmo Oil receives an excellent award in the 5th Green Reporting Award with its corporate “Environmental Report 2001” as the first to be awarded such in the oil industry.
  Jul. Cosmo Oil leases a site for constructing a new “hydrogen supply station” for the Fuel Cell-Powered Vehicle Demonstration Research.
  Aug.  Cosmo Oil successfully develops a catalyst applicable to the GTL (Gas to Liquid) technology that can be used to manufacture liquid fuel from natural gas.
2003 Apr. Memorandum Of Understanding (MOU) with Papua New Guinean government
  Apr. Cosmo Oil succeeded by reduction of excess sludge occurring in oil refinery
  Jun. Diction of direction of environmental response and refining capacity optimization
  Jun.  Establishment of Cosmo energy exploration & development Co., Ltd. inauguration
  Sep. Qatar petroleum development project shift to development to commercial production
  Oct. Start selling off-gas cleanup unit of diesel car
  Nov. Cosmo Oil succeeded in production of hydrogen for fuel cell vehicle from GTL oil
  all year round Cosmo Oil carrying out "Cosmo Earth Conscious Act Clean Campaign" through the year
2004 Mar. Cosmo Oil Leases First Unit of Nissan's X-TRAIL FCV.
  Apr.  The first pilot shop, Lub. Oil Exchange Plaza "Mr.Lio"
  Jun. Tokyo Cosmo logistics Co., Ltd. is reorganized by Cosmo delivery service Co., Ltd. and subsidize 100% and reinforce delivery service business basement
  Sep. Strengthening of Ties between Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. and Nippon Oil Corporation
~A cross-licensing agreement related to fuel oil quality patents has been made~
  Oct. Establishment of a Company to Produce and Distribute Products
Containing 5-Aminolevulinic Acid (ALA) Expansion of the product to overseas markets followed by domestic introduction.
  Nov. Commencement of Commercial Operation of Cosmo Oil Sakata Wind Power Plant.
2006 Nov. Investment in Sophisticated Oil Refineries and Entry into the Wholesale Business of CARB-diesel on the West Coast Area of the US
  Nov. Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. Participates in Laffan Refinery Co., Ltd.
  Dec. Mutual Utilization of New Facilities
2007 Apr. Disaster-relief Donations for Victims of Earthquake/Tunami in the Solomon Islands
  Sep. Announcement of Adjustment of Conversion Price
  Sep. Announcement of Change of Major Shareholders and "Other Related Companies"
  Sep. Announcement of Offer of Shares to be Issued by Third-Party Allotment
  Sep. The Strategic Partnership between COSMO OIL COMPANY, LIMITED and International Petroleum Investment Company and the Allotment of New Shares
  Sep. Announcement of Strategic Partnership Between Cosmo Oil Company, Limited and International Petroleum Investment Company
  Oct. Notice Concerning the Amendment to the Forecast for Interim Business Performance
  Dec. Announcement of Executive Appointments
2008 Jan. New E&P Project in Australia
  Apr. Announcement of MOU in relation to the Strategic Cooperation of Oil Business between Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Oilbank Co., Ltd.
  Apr. Cosmo Oil Eco Card Fund Fiscal Year 2008 "Living with Our Planet" Projects
  Apr. Cosmo Oil Eco Card Fund - "Living with Our Planet" Projects The Fund Invites Global Warming Prevention Projects
  Oct. Participation in the Block 11 EPSA in the State of Qatar
2009 Jun. Announcement of Memorandum of Agreement between Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Oilbank Co., Ltd. in relation to the Establishment of a Joint Venture Company and Announcement of New Entry into the Paraxylene Business
  Sep. Commencement of Laffan Refinery Production in Qatar
  Oct. Announcement of Paraxylene Joint Venture Agreement between Cosmo Oil Co., Ltd. and Hyundai Oilbank Co., Ltd.

2010-

2010 Feb. Reduction of CDU Nameplate Capacity
  Feb. Acquisition of "EcoPower Co., Ltd." Shares
  Feb. Completion ceremony for Coker Unit
  Mar. Chile Earthquake Relief Donation
  Mar. Refinery Throughput for April - June 2010
  May. Basic Policy for the Fourth Consolidated Medium-Term Management Plan (for Fiscal Years 2010-2012)
  May. Main Terms and Conditions for Concession Renewal and New Concession Area
2011 Feb. ADOC Sign a New Concession Agreement
  Mar. Donation to the Victims of the Earthquake in the Tohoku Area
  May. Commencement of Crude Oil Production from A-Structure South Field in Qatar
  May. Sending Japanese Language Teachers to the High School in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  Jun. Revocation of Self-Certification by the Nuclear and Industrial Safety Agency
  Aug. Overview of the Fire and Explosion at Chiba Refinery, the Cause of the Accident and the Action Plan to Prevent Recurrence
  Oct. Announcement of MOU with Hyundai Oilbank Co., Ltd. in Relation to Strategic Cooperation in Technical and R&D Areas
  Dec. Lift on Suspension of Use of LPG Tanks & LPG Related Loading Facilities at Chiba Refinery and Receipt of Safety Inspection Certificate for Several Units at Chiba Refinery
2012 Jan. Resuming Partial Operations at Chiba Refinery
  Mar. Start-Up of Crude Distillation Unit (CDU) at Chiba Refinery
  Aug. Restructuring of Refinery Supply
  Nov. Acquisition of Sojitz Energy Corporation
  Nov. Hyundai Cosmo Petrochemical Co., Ltd. Completion of New Para-Xylene Production Unit
  Dec. ADOC Commencement of New Concession Agreement
2013 Jan. Establishment of Joint Venture Company for Mega-Solar Business
  Jan. Hyundai Cosmo Petrochemical Co., Ltd. (HCP) Production and Shipping from the New Para-Xylene Production Unit
  Jan. Start-up of Partial Operations at Chiba Refinery
  Apr. Investment in Laffan Refinery Company Limited 2
  May. Signing MOU about the expansion of Japanese Language Teaching Program in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  May. Reciprocal backup supply system in the case of an emergency with Hyundai Oilbank
  Jul. Implementation of Restructuring of Refinery Supply
  Sep. Conclusion of Memorandum to Discuss Collaboration Opportunities at Cosmo Oil Chiba Refinery and Kyokuto Petroleum Industries Chiba Refinery
  Dec. Commencement of Discussions Concerning Integration of LPG Retail Operations
  Dec. Commencement of Discussions Concerning Integration of LPG Import and Wholesale Operations
  Dec. Notice on Corporate Divestiture (Simple Incorporation-Type Separation)
2014 Jan. Announcement of Reserves in Exploration and Production Business
  Jan. Strategic Comprehensive Cooperation with CEPSA in Oil Related Business
  Jun. Renewal of Memorandum of Understanding for Sending Japanese Language Teachers To a High School in Abu Dhabi, U.A.E.
  Jun. Conclusion of Memorandum on Examination of Joint Business in Chiba Refineries
  Aug. Conclusion of Contract for Consignment of Lubricant Product Manufacture
  Aug. Agreement Concluded on Integration of LP Gas Import and Wholesale Operations
  Aug. Agreement Concluded on Integration of LP Gas Retail Operations
  Nov. Corporate Split by Cosmo Energy Exploration & Production Co., Ltd. and Transfer of 20% Shares in Subsidiary to CEPSA
  Dec. Conclusion of Joint Venture Agreement in Relation to Collaboration in Chiba
2015 Feb. Announcement on Initiating Preparation for Transformation to a Holding Company
  Mar. Notice of Financing by means of Subordinated Loan
  May. Announcement on Incorporation of Holding Company through Sole Share Transfer and Group Reorganization
  May. Introduction of Executives Stock Remuneration System in Cosmo Energy Holdings
  May. Management Members after Transforming to Holding Company System
  May. Organizational Restructuring and Restructuring of Affiliate Companies for smooth transforming to Holding Company
  May. Business Partnership Between Cosmo Oil Co. LTD and Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. in Yokkaichi Region
  Aug. Announcement on Making Sogo Energy a Wholly-Owned Subsidiary of Cosmo Oil via a Simplified Share Exchange
  Oct. Cosmo Energy Holdings established.
  Oct. Notification of Incorporation of "Cosmo Energy Holdings Co., Ltd." and Management Entity after Holdings Structure
  Nov. Announcement on Share Acquisition of Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
2016 Mar. Announcement on Share Acquisition of Maruzen Petrochemical Co., Ltd.
  Jul. Medal Conferment by the Solomon Islands
  Nov. Announcement on equity participation to Cosmo ALA by neopharma LLC
  Dec. Commencement of Laffan Refinery 2 Production in Qatar
2017 Feb. Announcement on Capital and Business Alliance
  Mar. Refining Optimization
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