APLNG reaches penultimate milestone

APLNG has begun LNG production on Curtis Island

APLNG has begun LNG production on Curtis Island

Australia Pacific LNG has begun production of LNG at Curtis Island LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone.

This marks the final milestone for the LNG facility prior to Australia Pacific LNG exporting its first LNG by the end of the year.

Page Maxson, Australia Pacific LNG CEO said “The production of first LNG marks a successful commissioning and start-up phase of the LNG facility by downstream operator ConocoPhillips and contractor Bechtel.

“As we continue to cool down the facility and produce LNG, we are well placed to export our first LNG cargo in coming weeks.”

Gas being supplied to the LNG facility is from Australia Pacific LNG’s gas fields in the Surat and Bowen basins, operated by Origin Energy. All gas wells required to supply the first LNG train are ready for production and the supporting infrastructure is complete.

The APLNG Project is jointly owned and operated by Origin Energy (37.5 per cent), ConocoPhillips (37.5 per cent) and Sinopec (25 per cent).

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