Chevron began liquefied natural gas (LNG) and condensate production and LNG exports from the Gorgon Project on Barrow Island offshore Western Australia. The USD 54-billion project produces gas from the Gorgon and Jansz-Io fields off Australia’s northwest coast. Gorgon’s major facilities include a Barrow Island LNG plant with 15.6 million metric tons of annual capacity, a CO2injection project, and a domestic gas plant. Chevron, the field operator, holds a 47.3 % interest in Gorgon. Other participants are Exxon Mobil (25%), Shell (25%), Osaka Gas (1.25%), Tokyo Gas (1%), and Chubu Electric Power (0.417%). Gorgon is Australia’s largest single resource development ever. With production from Gorgon and other projects, Australia will surpass Qatar as the world’s largest LNG exporter in 2018, the Australian Petroleum Production & Exploration Association said.
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