Tokyo Gas gets first Gorgon LNG cargo

Japan’s utility Tokyo Gas received its first shipment of liquefied natural gas produced by the Chevron-operated $54 billion Gorgon LNG project in Western Australia.

LNG tanker Energy Confidence carrying about 70,000 tonnes of LNG docked on Saturday at the Tokyo Gas Ohgishima LNG terminal in Yokohama City, the utility said in a statement on Monday.

Tokoy Gas noted in the statement that the  delivery is enough to meet the annual city gas consumption needs of some 220,000 average households.

Tokyo Gas signed a deal with Chevron in 2009 to buy 1.1 million tonnes of LNG annually from the project for 25 years on FOB basis.

This is the fourth delivery of LNG from projects in which Tokyo Gas has secured participation rights, following on the Darwin LNG project, the Pluto LNG project and the
Queensland Curtis LNG project.

With this delivery, Tokyo Gas now receives LNG from 12 projects in five countries, the statement said.

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