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AP LNG planned maintenance a boost for local business

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Australia Pacific LNG downstream operator, ConocoPhillips, will commence two maintenance shutdowns in March and April, and will spend over AUS$5 million with Gladstone based businesses during this period.

ConocoPhillips Australia East President, Wendy King, said the spend in Gladstone was in line with Australia Pacific LNG's long-term philosophy to support local businesses.

"ConocoPhillips, as the downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, has spent over AUS$800 million with Gladstone businesses since 2011 and these upcoming shutdowns are another way we continue to contribute to the local economy," King said.

"We have worked with our key contract partners to maximise opportunities for local people and businesses, such as Xtreme Engineering, among others.

"Approximately 200 additional contractors are required for the shutdowns, with 73% local to Gladstone. They will support the existing 280 locally-based employees and contractors who permanently support operations at the LNG facility," she said.

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