The catalytic reforming of toluene was performed to investigate the possibility for directly converting tar components from hot coke oven gas (COG) with lower steam/carbon (S/C) molar ratio to light fuel gases. The Ni0.25Me0.25/Mg2.5(Al)O (Me=Fe, Cu, Zn, Mn) bimetallic catalysts derived from hydrotalcite showed excellent catalytic activity. The effects of various reaction conditions on the catalytic performance were investigated in detail. Toluene could be completely converted into small gas molecules of CH4, CO and CO2 over the catalyst at S/C=0.7 and 650-750 oC under atmospheric pressure. Lower reaction temperature and higher H2 content in feed gas both could promote the formation of CH4, while higher S/C molar ratio benefited the CO yield.