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.
Project Completion and Operation
GLNG exported its first load of LNG on 16 October 2015. Queensland Premier Annastacia Palaszczuk, Minister for State Development Dr Anthony Lynham and Member for Gladstone Glenn Butcher were in Gladstone for the milestone to mark the first shipment. The Malaysian LNG tanker Seri Bakti transported the shipment to GLNG's customers in South Korea.
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