Australia Pacific LNG begins production


SYDNEY, December 11, 2015 – Australia Pacific LNG has initiated production at the country’s Curtis Island facility. The first LNG cargo shipment is expected to take place by year end, Origin Energy, Australia Pacific LNG’s partner, announced in a Friday statement.

The $17.9-billion Australia Pacific LNG project has entered the production stage at the facility’s first LNG train, with the second train undergoing construction and expected to start production in 2016.


Australia Pacific LNG sources its gas from the country’s largest 2P coal seam gas reserves base located in Queenland’s Surat and Bowen basins. The gas is piped into the Curtis Island facility, converted to LNG and exported to customers in Asia.

“Australia Pacific LNG has now achieved its last major milestone prior to exporting LNG to customers in Asia,” David Baldwin, CEO of Origin’s integrated gas division, said in the company statement.

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