500th cargo sets sail for Shell’s QGC business
Oct. 03, 2019
Shell’s QGC business, along with its Joint Venture Partners CNOOC and Tokyo Gas, today announced the 500th cargo of LNG has sailed from its LNG plant on Curtis Island, Queensland.
The cargo will be delivered by Gladstone’s namesake vessel, the Gaslog Gladstone.
Shell’s QGC Vice President East, Tony Nunan said: “The 500th LNG cargo safely completed loading today from our plant on Curtis Island, five years since the first cargo set sail.
“It takes commitment and collaboration to safely and efficiently develop, process and supply gas to both domestic and international markets. Everyone involved should be very proud of the work taken to reach this important milestone.
“Thanks goes to our Joint Venture Partners CNOOC and Tokyo Gas, who believed in the development of a new local industry via a sizeable investment and ongoing support.”
Zoe Yujnovich, Chairman Shell Australia said: “Producing 500 cargoes is a significant achievement, not just for Shell’s QGC business, but for the Gladstone community and our contractors and suppliers who work alongside us to safely deliver cleaner energy.
“This milestone shows our commitment to be here for the long-term as a safe and reliable supplier of natural gas.”
About Shell’s QGC business:
The Shell-operated QGC venture, located in Queensland, Australia, is one of Australia's leading natural gas producers, focused on developing Queensland's world-class onshore gas reserves. It has supplied the domestic market since 2006 and international customers since 2014. Shell’s QGC business produces natural gas from wells drilled into coal seams in the Surat Basin. Operations include more than 3,000 production wells, 24 field compression stations, six central processing plants, two water treatment plants and a two-train LNG export facility on Curtis Island. Shell is the operator and majority interest holder in the QGC venture, with joint venture partners CNOOC (50% equity in Train 1) and Tokyo Gas (2.5% equity in Train 2).
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