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First Wheatstone LNG Cargo Departs for Japan

Chevron’s Wheatstone liquefied natural gas (LNG) export project in Western Australia on Tuesday dispatched its first cargo of the chilled fuel to Japan.

The cargo was lifted by the Asia Venture LNG carrier with 160,000 cubic meters, one of six newbuild vessels added to the Chevron-operated fleet.The cargo will be delivered to one of Chevron’s foundation buyers, JERA, the company said.

At full capacity, the project’s two train LNG facility is expected to contribute around six percent of the Asia Pacific region’s total future LNG production, delivering 8.9 MTPA of LNG for export to customers in Asia, Chevron said.

The LNG project’s domestic gas plant also has the capacity to produce 200 terajoules per day of domestic gas for the Western Australian market.

Wheatstone LNG is a joint venture between Australian units of Chevron (64.14 percent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (13.4 percent), Woodside (13 percent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 percent), together with PE Wheatstone, part-owned by JERA (8 percent).

Source: LNGWorldNews