Gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG project has begun distributing to the domestic market.
According to Chevron, Wheatstone’s domestic plant has the capacity to supply up to 200 TJ/d of gas to Western Australia customers, and Chevron Australia Managing Director Al Williams said the company would continue to supply the state for decades.
“Our investment in the Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities are a major contributor to Australia now being one of the world’s largest liquefied natural gas (LNG) suppliers and has enabled the development of a secure domestic gas supply for the State’s industrial, commercial and household users,” he said.
“As a reliable and cost-effective way to generate electricity, cleaner burning natural gas is a vital energy source for current and future energy needs.”
Located near Onslow, WA, the Wheatstone project is a joint venture (JV) between Chevron (operator, 64.14 per cent), Woodside Energy (13 per cent), KUFPEC (13.4 per cent), PE Wheatstone (partly-owned by JERA, 8 per cent) and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 per cent).
Wheatstone’s two trains can export 8.9 million t/a of LNG, and domestic gas is sold separately by the JV participants.
For more information visit the Chevron website.
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