Chevron to ship third Gorgon LNG cargo

Asia Excellence at the Gorgon plant (Image courtesy of Chevron)
Asia Excellence at the Gorgon plant (Image courtesy of Chevron)

Chevron’s US$54 billion Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia, one of the largest natural gas projects in the world, is expected to ship soon its third ever cargo of LNG from the giant facility located on Barrow Island.

The 171,800-cbm LNG newbuild Beidou Star, owned by Japanese shipping giant MOL, is scheduled to arrive at the Gorgon jetty on July 30, according to a shipping schedule posted on the Chevron Australia website.

To remind, a Chevron spokesman told LNG World News last week that LNG production from Gorgon Train 1 had resumed following a “minor gas leak” earlier this month that closed the liquefaction and export facility.

U.S.-based Chevron shipped the second ever Gorgon cargo shortly after the gas leak on July 3 aboard the Marib Spirit that loaded with previously stored LNG. However, since then no ships were dispatched from the plant.

The facility was expected to export five cargoes of the chilled fuel in total during July, but the schedule was affected by the gas leak.

LNG World News contacted Chevron seeking more information on the third Gorgon cargo. A Chevron spokesman said in an emailed response that the company does not comment on its lifting arrangements.

The three-train plant will have the capacity to produce 15.6 mtpa of LNG using feed gas from the Gorgon and Jansz-Io gas fields, located between 130 km and 220 km off the northwest coast of Western Australia.

The LNG project is operated by Chevron that owns a 47.3 percent stake, while other shareholders are ExxonMobil (25 percent), Shell (25 percent), Osaka Gas (1.25 percent), Tokyo Gas (1 percent) and Chubu Electric Power (0.417 percent).


LNG World News Staff




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