GLNG is a planned liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Queensland, Australia. It is a leading project in the conversion of coal seam gas (coalbed methane) into LNG. The project was announced in July 2007.
The project involves the production of coal seam natural gas in the Surat and Bowen basins in eastern Queensland, which surround the regional centres of Roma and Fairview. Gas will be piped then 435 kilometres (270 mi) to a gas liquefaction plant at Hamilton Point West on Curtis Island near Gladstone, Queensland. There, coal seam natural gas will be converted into LNG.
The initial annual capacity of the LNG plant will be between 3 million and 4 million tonnes of LNG.
The front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of the project is underway. The FEED work is being carried out by Foster Wheeler and Bechtel. A final investment decision on the GLNG project was approved by the State and Federal Governments in May and September 2010 respectively. The first shipments of LNG are scheduled for 2015.
It is being developed by the Australian energy company Santos Ltd. The joint venture arrangement is Santos 30%; PETRONAS 27.5%; Total 27.5%; and KOGAS 15%.
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