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APLNG commences exports to Kansai Electric

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Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) has announced that its first LNG shipment to The Kansai Electric Power Company (Kansai Electric) departed Curtis Island, Australia, on 29 June 2016.

The LNG Fukurokuju, which was recently built to fulfil Kansai Electric’s contract with APLNG, is bound for Japan. Under the Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA), which was signed in 2012, Kansai Electric will receive approximately 1 million tpy of LNG for 20 years.

APLNG CEO, Page Maxson, said: “The departure of Kansai Electric’s first cargo under the SPA represents another significant milestone in Australia Pacific LNG’s history and highlights the strong partnership between our two companies. It also demonstrates the important role our business plays in delivering a cleaner form of energy to the global market.

“This shipment to Kansai Electric marks the 27th shipment by Australia Pacific LNG since exports began. We have been pleased with our operations from Train 1 and we expect to deliver the first cargo from Train 2 by the end of 2016.”

Australia Pacific LNG is a joint venture between Origin (37.5%), ConocoPhillips (37.5%) and Sinopec (25%).

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