Australia Pacific LNG second train brought on stream

The Australia Pacific LNG group (APLNG) has brought its second production train on stream on Curtis Island near Gladstone in Queensland.

This marks the final major construction milestone in the group’s 8-year coal seam gas-to-LNG project in Queensland supplied by fields in the Surat and Bowen basins. Some 200 terajoules/day of gas are available for the two-train facility via a 530-km transmission pipeline from the fields to Curtis Island.

The second train has already produced 150,000 cu m of LNG, sufficient for its first shipment.

APLNG’s Chief Executive Officer Page Maxson said the group is working with key customers in Australia and overseas to help meet their energy needs.

Maxson added that APLNG is the largest gas producer in eastern Australia that provides about 25% of domestic gas to the east coast with sufficient reserves to meet LNG and domestic demand.

APLNG’s first train on Curtis Island was brought on stream in December 2015 and the first cargo of LNG exported in January 2016 (OGJ Online, Dec. 11, 2015). Some 47 cargoes have been load to the present time.

APLNG is an incorporated joint venture of ConocoPhillips 37.5%, Origin Energy Ltd. 37.5%, and Sinopec 25%.

Long-term LNG sales and purchase agreements are held with Sinopec for 7.6 million tonnes/year and with Kansai Electric for 1 million tpy.

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