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First LNG delayed at Wheatstone

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First LNG at the Wheatstone Project has been pushed back to mid-2017, due to delays to initial module fabrication in Malaysia.

At Chevron Corp.’s 4Q15 earnings call, the company’s Chairman and CEO, John Watson, said: “We were successful in mitigating further delays and all modules required for train one are now on site. Piping and cabling work is ongoing. The pace of this work will determine critical path towards first LNG, which is expected to be midyear 2017.”

Reacting to the delay, Woodside confirmed that the Julimar Project, which will supply gas to the Wheatstone plant, remains on schedule and on budget. Woodside owns a 65% equity interest in the Julimar Project and is the operator of the development.

Woodside also confirmed that delivery commitments under the applicable LNG Sales Agreements can still be met under the revised schedule.

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