GLNG readies first LNG export

The <em>Seri Bakti</em> docked at the GLNG Project on Curtis Island.

The Seri Bakti docked at the GLNG Project on Curtis Island.

The first LNG vessel has docked at the Santos GLNG Project jetty on Curtis Island, with the Seri Bakti scheduled to set sail for Korea shortly.

The GLNG Project began producing LNG from Train 1 last week, on schedule and within budget.

Train 2 is expected to be ready for start up by the end of 2015.

Acting Queensland Treasurer Kate Jones said LNG shipments from the project will earn the state an important income as a pioneering venture, converting natural gas from coal seams into LNG.

“The commencement of GLNG operations further positions Queensland as a resources powerhouse that’s well placed to meet an increasing share of the Asia Pacific’s energy needs in coming decades,” Ms Jones said.

This article first appeared on PPO News. For more information on the project, click here.

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