First shipment of natural gas leaves Gladstone in Queensland bound for Asia
The first shipment of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has left Gladstone in Queensland bound for Asia.
It’s the culmination of several years of an intense activity on Curtis Island where three separate facilities, costing an estimated $60 billion, have been constructed.
Construction started on the Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) project in 2010, the first in the world to turn coal seam gas (CSG) into transportable LNG.
International energy company BG Group said the cargo of 145,000 cubic metres of LNG started loading on the 28th of September.
The custom built gas tanker the Methane Rita May will be followed out of Gladstone by Methane Mickie Harper which is readying for the next cargo.
Within two years it’s expected 360 gas ships will leave Gladstone annually.