Minami Kantō gas field

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The Minami Kantō gas field (南関東ガス田, Minami Kantō gasuden?) is a large gas field in Japan, east of Tokyo, in the Chiba prefecture.

Natural resources[edit]

Natural gas[edit]

The basin holds the most prolific natural gas reserves in Japan, with ultimate gas production of 375 billion cubic meters.


In addition to natural gas, the field yields a brine rich in iodine. The iodine is extracted in large scale and makes this area the second largest producer after Chile, where the iodine is extracted from the caliche.[1]


  1. ^ Jessica Elzea Kogel, Nikhil C. Trivedi, James M. Barker, Stanley T. Krukowski (2006). Industrial Minerals & Rocks: Commodities, Markets, and Uses. SME. pp. 541–552. ISBN 978-0-87335-233-8. 

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