Australia Pacific LNG has announced that the first LNG cargo has departed from its LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone, Australia.
The Methane Spirit LNG carrier departed the LNG facility on Saturday 9 January 2016.
Australia Pacific LNG CEO, Page Maxson, said: "This achievement is testament to an extraordinary amount of work completed by co-venturers Origin Energy, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, a multitude of key contractors, including Bechtel, and a 15 000-strong workforce.
"In addition, we are thankful for the ongoing support from all of our stakeholders; including Local, State and Federal governments, landholders and community members.
"With our domestic customer portfolio, the start of Train 1 and the first export of LNG, Australia Pacific LNG has become the largest producer of natural gas in Eastern Australia. This position will only be strengthened as we expect to reach full production from two LNG trains by the end of 2016, reflecting our industry-leading 2P reserves position.
"We are delighted to be part of the establishment of the CSG-LNG industry in Queensland, one that will continue for many decades and provide economic opportunities across the State."
Australia Pacific LNG’s two train LNG facility will supply 9 million tpy of LNG at full capacity.
Edited from various sources by Callum O'Reilly
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