Chevron recently signed a deal with Alinta Energy for the delivery of natural gas from its Wheatstone LNG project currently under construction near Onslow, Western Australia.
Under the agreement, Chevron will supply Alinta Energy with 20 Petajoules per year for period of seven years, starting in 2020, a company statement reveals.
At full capacity, the Wheatstone project will be producing 200 terajoules per day of domestic gas for the Western Australia market, according to Chevron Australia managing director Roy Krzywosinski.
Wheatstone’s deliveries of gas to the domestic market are expected to start in 2018, from the domestic gas plant that is being built together the 8.9 mtpa LNG facility.
Chevron said that gas from the Wheatstone domestic gas plant is being marketed separately by the project participants and will be delivered from Onslow via pipeline to an inlet point on the Dampier Bunbury natural gas pipeline.
The Wheatstone project is a joint venture between Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) (13.4 percent), Woodside Petroleum (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part owned by TEPCO (8 percent).