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Key milestone as Gorgon’s third train starts LNG production

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The Gorgon Project is a three train, 15.6 million tonne per annum LNG plant with the capacity to supply 300 terajoules of gas per day to Western Australia.

"This is a key milestone for the Gorgon joint venture participants, our workforce, customers, government and all those associated with the project over its lifetime should be extremely proud."

Nigel Hearne, Managing Director, Chevron Australia

Chevron Australia has started liquefied natural gas (LNG) production from the third train at its $55 billion Gorgon Project on 28 March 2017.  The project which is located on Barrow Island off the northwest coast of Western Australia started production on 9 March last year with the first LNG cargo sailing away a couple of weeks later.

Chevron Australia’s Managing Director Nigel Hearne said Gorgon is delivering an important new source of energy for customers in Western Australia and across the Asia-Pacific region as well as contributing to significant levels of investment in the Australian economy.

“This is a key milestone for the Gorgon joint venture participants, our workforce, customers, government and all those associated with the project over its lifetime should be extremely proud. We are committed to being a safe and reliable supplier and look forward to supplying cleaner-burning natural gas for decades to come,” Mr Hearne said.

The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between Chevron (47.3 percent), ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and JERA (0.417 percent). 

Click here to view a video story of the Gorgon Project.

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