The first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Australian Gorgon Project has departed Barrow Island yesterday aboard the 2015-built LNG carrier Asia Excellence, US-based energy giant Chevron Corporation said.
The cargo is now on its way to Japan, where it will be delivered to one of Chevron’s buyers, 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 Gorgon Project, located off the northwest coast of Western Australia, is supplied from the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, situated within the Greater Gorgon area, between 130 km and 220 km off the northwest coast of Western Australia.
The Chevron-operated project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron, ExxonMobil, Shell, Osaka Gas, Tokyo Gas and Chubu Electric Power.