Mitsubishi Gas Chemical Company Inc (MGC) is part of Japan's global, multi-sectoral Mitsubishi Corporation. Founded in 1918, the MGC group's business is divided into four companies: the Natural Gas Chemicals Company, the Aromatic Chemicals Company, the Speciality Chemicals Company and the Information and Advanced Materials Company. In addition to R&D and the manufacture and sale of organic and inorganic chemicals and pertroleum-derived chemicals, MGC provides services in the extraction and sale of oil, gas and other minerals; the development and sale of energy projects; the design, manufacture and sale of equipment for the chemical industry; and the design, construction and supervision of civil works, among other activities. In the region, since 2015 MGC has been involved in the construction and operation of Caribbean Gas Chemical's (CGCL) petrochemical complex in La Brea, Trinidad Island. CGCL is a joint venture between MCG (26.25%), Mitsubishi Corporation (26.25%) and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (17.5%), together with The National Gas Company of Trinidad and Tobago (20%) and Trinidad's Massy Holdings (10%). Headquartered in Tokyo, MGC operates globally from offices in the United States, Germany, Singapore, Thailand and Shanghai.