APLNG train two start-up imminent

Origin Energy is set to announce the beginning of production from train two at its Australia Pacific LNG plant, according to the Australian Financial Review (AFR).

Consultancy group Energy Edge told the AFR that gas demand at the plant on Curtis Island in Queensland is well beyond what is required for one train, suggesting that train two has already started production.

“It would appear at this time that they have reached first LNG,” Energy Edge Managing Director Josh Stabler told the AFR.

“All the numbers indicate that they have reached that milestone.”

The second train at APLNG is the last of the six production trains from the three major LNG projects being built on Curtis Island to be switched on.

A spokesperson from APLNG confirmed to the AFR that the second train was in the start-up phase and that the project remains committed to its first LNG cargo by the end of 2016.

The Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project is a joint venture between Origin Energy, ConocoPhillips and Sinopec, and is a two-train CSG-to-LNG project utilising Origin’s Queensland CSG reserves and resources.

The project includes a 530 km, 900–1,050 mm API 5L externally-coated gas transmission pipeline from the Surat and Bowen basins to the LNG processing site located at Laird Point on Curtis Island, Gladstone.

Origin and ConocoPhillips each hold a 37.5 per cent interest in the project, with Sinopec holding the remaining 25 per cent.

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