FIRST WHEATSTONE LNG CARGO DEPARTS FOR JAPAN
Chevron Australia announced its first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has departed from the Wheatstone Project located 12 kilometres west of Onslow in Western Australia. The cargo will be delivered to one of Chevron’s foundation buyers, JERA for delivery into Japan.
Chevron Australia Managing Director Nigel Hearne said, “The first shipment of LNG from the Wheatstone Project signifies our commitment to be a safe and reliable long-term supplier of cleaner-burning natural gas for our customers in the Asia-Pacific region.”
“The first Wheatstone cargo also represents the significant contribution of our partners, contractors and suppliers and efforts of thousands of people onsite, throughout Australia and around the world during the engineering, construction and operations phases.”
Hearne continued, “The Wheatstone Project is Australia’s first third-party natural gas hub enabling future development of the vast natural gas resources offshore Western Australia. Through collaboration our goal is to efficiently develop and commercialise this resource.”
The Wheatstone Project is making a significant economic contribution to the long-term future of Australia, and since 2009 has spent more than $20 billion on local goods and services through 300 different Australian companies and created more than 7,000 jobs during construction.
At full capacity, the Wheatstone Project’s two train LNG facility is expected to contribute around six percent of the Asia Pacific region’s total future LNG production, delivering 8.9 MTPA of LNG for export to customers in Asia. The Project’s domestic gas plant also has the capacity to produce 200 terajoules per day of domestic gas for the Western Australian market. (Source: Chevron Australia)
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