Gladstone LNG

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GLNG is a liquefied natural gas (LNG) plant in Queensland, Australia. It is a leading project in the conversion of coal seam gas (coalbed methane) into LNG.[1] The project was announced in July 2007.[2] Its first LNG tanker load departed 16 Oct 2015.[3] The second LNG production train began making LNG on 26 May 2016[4]

Technical features[edit]

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 (520 km) to a gas liquefaction plant at Hamilton Point West on Curtis Island near Gladstone, Queensland.[2] There, coal seam natural gas will be converted into LNG.[1]

The initial annual capacity of the LNG plant was between 3 million and 4 million tonnes of LNG when the first production train entered service in 2015.[5] Annual capacity doubled when the second train came on line in 2016.

The front-end engineering and design (FEED) phase of the project was carried out by Foster Wheeler and Bechtel.[6][7] A final investment decision on the GLNG project was approved by the State and Federal Governments in May and September 2010 respectively.

Project Completion and Operation[edit]

GLNG exported its first load of LNG on 16 October 2015.[8] 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.[9]


It is being developed by the Australian energy company Santos Limited The joint venture arrangement is Santos 30%; PETRONAS 27.5%; Total 27.5%; and KOGAS 15%.[10]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b "Santos 'first to convert CBM to LNG'". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 2 May 2008. (subscription required). Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  2. ^ a b "Santos, Petronas To Form Gladstone JV". Downstream Today. 29 May 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
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  5. ^ "Santos 'close to sale of LNG stake'". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 29 May 2008. (subscription required). Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  6. ^ "Santos Awards Gladstone LNG Contract To Foster Wheeler". Downstream Today. 16 April 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  7. ^ "Santos Taps Contractors for Gladstone LNG Project". Downstream Today. 8 April 2008. Retrieved 31 May 2008.
  8. ^ "First cargo shipped from GLNG". Santos. Retrieved 16 October 2015.[permanent dead link]
  9. ^ "Seri Bakt". Marine Traffic. Retrieved 16 October 2015.
  10. ^ "Shell eyes Santos CBM stake". Upstream Online. NHST Media Group. 9 July 2010. (subscription required). Retrieved 9 July 2010.

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