AGL ships first load from Newcastle

AGL's Newcastle Gas Storage Facility

AGL's Newcastle Gas Storage Facility

AGL Energy Limited has shipped its first load of LNG from its newly completed Newcastle Gas Storage Facility (NGSF) in Tomago, NSW.

A statement published by the company today states that 17 tonnes of the commodity was shipped to a processing facility in the Hunter region.

Costing some $310 million to construct, the NGSF is currently the largest LNG facility supplying the domestic gas market.

AGL executive general manager Doug Jackson said the facility aims to ship two or three deliveries per week from the new site.

“Not only does the NGSF ensure gas supply security for peak usage periods or supply disruptions, but we can help meet the growing commercial LNG needs of Australian industry as it seeks lower carbon-emitting fuels in a cost-effective manner,” he said.

“The processing plant that converts pipeline natural gas to LNG is capable of processing up to 66,500 tonnes of LNG per year and storing 30,000 tonnes throughout the year. This makes AGL’s NGSF the largest LNG facility in Australia servicing the domestic market,” Mr. Jackson said.

The LNG is stored and vapourised at the customer’s premises, the pressure is regulated and its usage metered.

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