Origin Energy has announced that Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) has marked the start of operations at its LNG terminal on Curtis Island, Australia, with a tour of the facility by the Queensland Premier and representatives from all levels of government, industry and the community.
APLNG has shipped six LNG cargoes from the LNG terminal in 2016, hailing the arrival of the business as a key player in the global energy market and the largest producer of natural gas in eastern Australia.
APLNG Chairman, Grant King, said: “Australia Pacific LNG, which recently commenced the export of LNG to its customers in Asia, actively demonstrates what can be achieved collectively when strong partnerships are forged.
“One of Australia Pacific LNG’s defining characteristics has been the tremendous level of support the project has enjoyed not only from its customers but also from landholders, local communities and businesses, regional, national and international suppliers, and local, state and national governments.
“Of course, Australia Pacific LNG would not have been possible without the skill and dedication of the project’s workforce, which included more than 15 000 people from regional Queensland and around the world during peak construction.
“Australia Pacific LNG forms part of a burgeoning, long-term export industry for Queensland and Australia, with associated flow-on benefits from on-going employment and opportunities at regional, state and national levels.”
APLNG Chief Executive, Page Maxson, added: “We have been very fortunate to have many supporters across Queensland and Australia, working with us tirelessly to together bring the [CBM]-LNG industry to life in Queensland. I’d particularly like to thank all levels of Government, our landowners, community members and businesses.”
Australia Pacific LNG was formed in October 2008 and is a joint venture between Origin (37.5%) ConocoPhillips (37.5%) and Sinopec (25%).
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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