Chevron’s first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Gorgon Project, offshore W. Australia, has been dispatched to Japan to Chubu Electric Power.
“Departure of the first cargo from the Gorgon Project is a key milestone in our commitment to be a reliable LNG provider for customers across the Asia-Pacific region,” said Mike Wirth, executive vice president, Chevron Midstream and Development. “This is also important for our investors as we begin to generate revenue from a project we expect will operate for decades to come.”
The LNG cargo will be delivered by the Asia Excellence, one of Chevron’s new LNG carriers. The company says that its subsidiary Chevron Shipping Company is in the final stages of its largest shipbuilding and fleet modernization program” in recent history”, which includes the addition of six new LNG carriers to its operated fleet.
The Gorgon Project is supplied from the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, between 80 miles (130 km) and 136 miles (220 km) off the northwest coast of Western Australia. It includes a 15.6 MTPA LNG plant on Barrow Island, a carbon dioxide injection project and a domestic gas plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.
Also, to coincide with the first Gorgon gas shipment, Chevron has shared an interesting Tweet according to which, one Chevron’s LNG tanker carries enough gas to power all of Japan for 9 hours.
— Chevron (@Chevron) March 21, 2016
The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).