AGL Energy Ltd has announced that its Newcastle Gas Storage Facility (NGSF) at Tomago in New South Wales, Australia, has shipped its first consignment of LNG to a commercial processing facility in the Hunter region.
The NGSF is Australia’s largest LNG facility servicing the domestic market. It is expected make two to three LNG deliveries per week.
AGL’s Executive General Manager, Group Operations, Doug Jackson, said: “Not only does the NGSF ensure gas supply security for peak usage periods or supply disruptions, but we can help meet the growing commercial LNG needs of Australian industry as it seeks lower carbon-emitting fuels in a cost-effective manner.
“The use of LNG may offer significant cost savings over LPG or diesel, it produces 10 – 15% less CO2 than LPG, and with significantly lower particulate emissions than coal or diesel, it represents an eco-friendly and cost efficient fuel alternative for regional Australian businesses that are located off the gas network.”
Edited from press release by Callum O'Reilly
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