Ichthys hits 200 LNG cargoes mark
The Inpex-led Ichthys liquefied natural gas project near Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia reached a major milestone.
In a brief social media statement, Inpex noted the Energy Advance LNG tanker departed the facility on Sunday, September 20.
The tanker left Ichthys LNG onshore facilities with the 200th cargo.
Inpex added that the vessel loaded 145,000 cubic meters of LNG over a 24-hour period. Energy Advance is heading for Chiba, Japan.
Since start-up, a total of 345 cargoes have been exported from the Ichthys facilities. These include 54 LPG, 35 plant condensate and 57 field cargoes, Inpex said.
At its peak production, Ichthys LNG is capable of producing up to 8.9 million tons per annum of LNG, 1.65 million tons per annum of liquefied petroleum gas 100,000 barrels of condensate a day.
About 70 per cent of the LNG produced by the export project is supplied to Japanese customers.
The project is a joint venture between Inpex, major partner Total, Taiwan’s CPC Corporation and the Australian subsidiaries of Tokyo Gas, Osaka Gas, Kansai Electric, Chubu Electric Power and Toho Gas.