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Darwin LNG flares boil-off gas

LNG Industry,

Darwin LNG has said that gas flaring took place on 28 and 29 July, as part of operations of the company’s Wickham Point facility in Darwin, Northern Territory.

The marine flare located at the Darwin LNG Jetty flared ‘boil-off’ from the Darwin LNG tank as part of planned maintenance to the plant.

Boil-off is LNG that is evaporating slowly in the LNG tank as it warms up.

The company issued an advance warning, which stated: “Depending on the level of flaring, this may be visible in the evening as a flame at the end of the Darwin LNG jetty.”

The flaring activity is covered by provisions within the Darwin LNG Environment Protection Licence (EPL 54-05).

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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