The LNG cargo will be delivered by the Asia Excellence to Chubu Electric Power for delivery into Japan.
The Gorgon Project is supplied from the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located within the Greater Gorgon area, between 80 mi (130 km) and 136 mi (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.
The Chevron-operated Gorgon Project is a joint venture between the Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (47.3%), ExxonMobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%), and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%).
Mike Wirth, executive vice president, Chevron Midstream and Development, said: “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. This is also important for our investors as we begin to generate revenue from a project we expect will operate for decades to come.”
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