Charlie, located 20km west of Wandoan, in Queensland’s Surat Basin, was officially opened today by Shell’s VP for QGC, Tony Nunan with Western Downs Regional Council Mayor, Paul McVeigh.
The Charlie project, which commenced construction in 2016, includes gas wells, pipelines and a gas compression station. During construction, it created 1600 jobs in regional Queensland and will supply up to an additional 90PJ of natural gas annually to Australian homes and businesses and LNG customers.
QGC VP, Tony Nunan said the project will continue to help meet demand for domestic gas.
“We have continued to divert gas into the local market from Shell’s Curtis Island LNG plant to supply local customers,” he said.
“But it’s not only domestic gas customers who benefit from continued investment such as ours.
“Local communities also benefit through job creation and opportunities for local businesses to share in supply chain contracts.
“In Chinchilla alone, Shell’s QGC business will add $1.2 billion to the local economy over the next 25 years. This contribution to local economies will act as a powerful hedge in a previous agricultural dependent local economies.” Mr Nunan said.
Mr Nunan also thanked QGC’s neighbours, local landholders who continually demonstrate natural gas and agricultural production can successfully coexist on their land.
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