26/05/2016 - Press release

Train 2 of GLNG project produces first LNG

Perth, 26 May, 2016 – The Gladstone LNG (GLNG) project has achieved another important milestone with first liquefied natural gas production from “Train 2” of the LNG plant at Curtis Island. This follows first LNG production from Train 1 in September last year and the first LNG cargo from the project on October 16, 2015.

“We’re pleased that the second train of this two-train development is now up and running and contributing to LNG production. Gas is growing in Total’s portfolio globally, and as part of this, we’re growing our LNG production capacity. The GLNG project is an important part of that growth,” said Petter Undem, Managing Director of Total E&P Australia.

The two train plant at Curtis Island will produce 7.2 million tonnes per year of LNG, with the volumes pre-sold under long-term contracts to Asian buyers. Total E&P Australia holds a 27.5% stake in the GLNG project, alongside partners Santos (30%), Petronas (27.5%) and Kogas (15%). Santos operates the upstream activities and facilities of the project, comprising the wells, pipelines and compression hubs, whilst the gas transmission pipeline and LNG plant are operated by GLNG Operations Pty Ltd., a company owned jointly by the GLNG partners.