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PNG LNG project expects early first delivery

LNG Industry,

ExxonMobil’s Papua New Guinea liquefied natural gas (LNG) project (PNG LNG) is expected to start first delivery of LNG to Asia in mid-year – four months ahead of schedule.

The date for the first export of LNG could be as early as 1 July, said ExxonMobil CEO Rex Tillerson: ‘It looks like it’s probably going to start off early relative to what we have planned – just a superb job by the project team there in an extraordinarilydifficult environment.”


Peter Graham, Managing Director of Esso Highlands – a subsidiary of ExxonMobil and the project coordinators – said that the company had achieved a “great milestone.”

“It’s just a great demonstration of what can be achieved in Papua New Guinea and that is just so important for future investment in PNG as well.”

The US$ 19 billion plant, which consists of two liquefaction trains, will supply 6.9 million tpa to buyers in Japan, China and Taiwan.


Edited from various sources by Ted Monroe

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