Woodside resumes LNG production at Karratha gas plant

Woodside resumes LNG production at Karratha gas plant
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Australian LNG player Woodside said liquefied natural gas production resumed at the Karratha gas plant following an outage on April 15. 

The Karratha gas plant is located some 1260 kilometers north of Perth, Western Australia, and is a part of the North West Shelf project facilities.

“Domestic gas production was restored at the Karratha gas plant on 18 April following an unplanned outage that occurred on 15 April,” North West Shelf project’s spokesperson said.

In its emailed response, the spokesperson added the underlying cause of the incident was an electrical fault.

“We have now recommenced full liquefied natural gas (LNG) production,” the spokesperson said.

The Karratha gas plant facilities include five LNG processing trains, two domestic gas trains, six condensate stabilisation units, three LPG fractionation units as well as storage and loading facilities.

It has an annual LNG export capacity of 16.9 mtpa which is supplied mainly to companies in the Asia Pacific region.

Woodside operates these facilities on behalf of the NWS project participants. Other NWS JV partners are BHP Billiton, BP, Chevron, Japan Australia LNG (MIMI) and Shell.


LNG World News Staff