PROJECT | Staff Reporter, Australia

Inpex starts gas production in US$34b Ichthys LNG project

The gas output will be shipped to a 8.9Mt/year plant in Darwin.

Enerdata reports that Japan's oil and gas company Inpex and its partners have started offshore gas production for the US$34bn Ichthys LNG project, located 220 km off Western Australia and 820 km from Darwin (Northern Territory). Ichthys' gas output will be gathered within the Ichthys Explorer central processing facility for treatment and then shipped via a 889-km long gas export pipeline to a 8.9 Mt/year onshore gas liquefaction plant at Darwin. The first LNG shipments are expected to start before September 2018 and most of them will be supplying the Asian markets.

The project is led by Inpex (62.245%) and Total (30%), while the remaining stakes are spread between the Australian subsidiaries of CPC Corporation (2.625%), Tokyo Gas (1.575%), Osaka Gas (1.2%), Kansai Electric Power (1.2%), JERA (0.735%) and Toho Gas (0.42%).

The article was originally published by Enerdata.

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