100th LNG Cargo from Pluto on Way to Japan

Pluto LNG has racked up a new milestone with 100 cargoes loaded since the start of LNG production in April 2012.

The 100th cargo is en route to Japan for delivery to foundation customer Tokyo Gas.

The safe start-up of Pluto LNG in 2012 was a major milestone for Woodside, cementing their status as a leader in Australian LNG and major supplier of energy to the Asia Pacific region.

The project processes gas from the offshore Pluto gas field, with gas piped through a 180 km trunkline to a single onshore LNG processing train with annual production capacity of 4.3 million tonnes. Woodside took the project from discovery in 2005 to first production just seven years later.

Pluto LNG delivers a step change in production and revenue for Woodside through our 90% equity in the project. Pluto’s value to Woodside is underpinned by long-term sales contracts with foundation customers.

Pluto generated more than 15,000 Australian jobs during the life of construction and delivered more than A$7.6 billion in local content.

The Pluto LNG Project joint venture participants are Woodside Burrup Pty Ltd (90% and operator), Tokyo Gas Pluto Pty Ltd (5%) and Kansai Electric Power Australia Pty Ltd (5%).

LNG World News Staff, January 03, 2014; Image: Woodside

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