INPEX has shipped its first cargo from the Ichthys LNG Project’s onshore gas liquefaction plant in Darwin, Northern Territory.
The shipment is bound for INPEX’s Naoetsu LNG terminal in Niigata Prefecture, Japan.
“First cargo from Ichthys LNG is a historic moment for INPEX Japan and Australia,” said INPEX President Director Australia Seiya Ito.
“It demonstrates our commitment to being a safe, reliable long term energy supplier.
“Ichthys is an iconic project for Australia. With an operating life of around 40 years, Ichthys LNG will be delivering benefits to the Australian economy and community for decades to come.”
Ichthys is scheduled to increase its production volume of LNG to approximately 8.9 million t/a, equivalent to more than 10 per cent of Japan’s annual LNG import volume.
Approximately 70 per cent of the LNG produced by Ichthys LNG is scheduled to be supplied to Japanese customers, further contributing to the stable supply of energy to Japan and helping to meet energy demand in Asia and the rest of the world.
On 3 October, INPEX announced it had shipped its first condensate cargo, which departed from its offshore floating production, storage and offloading facility in the Browse Basin, 220 km northwest of Western Australia.
LPG shipments are also scheduled to commence later this year.
For more information visit the INPEX website.
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