Gorgon puts train back on track


PERTH, January 4, 2017 – The Gorgon LNG project has resumed operations on one of its trains after a short pause, Chevron announced on Wednesday.


The first train had halted processing to assess variations in performance on November 30, 2016. Despite the shutdown, the second train allowed the facility to continue pumping gas into the domestic market.

The USD 54-billion project has the capacity to produce 15.6 tpy of LNG, along with a gas plant with the capacity to provide 8.05 (284 mcf) per day of gas to meet Australia’s energy demand. It is located on Barrow Island in Western Australia. Chevron holds a 47.3% operating stake in the project, along with ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%).

The project has experienced several delays, including emergency shutdowns due to gas leaks.