BRISBANE – ConocoPhillips Australia announced the 500th cargo of liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been loaded and sailed from the Australia Pacific LNG facility on Curtis Island, in Queensland.
ConocoPhillips Australia President, Nicholas McKenna, said the 500th cargo marks a significant milestone for the Australia Pacific LNG joint venture.
“Today we are celebrating the safe loading and sailing of our 500th LNG cargo at the Australia Pacific LNG facility, nearly four and a half years since our first cargo sailed in January 2016 and ten years since we became part of the Gladstone community,” Mr McKenna said.
“Over the past ten years, Australia Pacific LNG has played a key role in providing natural gas to local and East Coast customers, as well as exporting LNG to international customers that rely on a cleaner energy source. This is only possible through local employment, spending with Australian businesses and supporting the communities we operate in.
“Since 2011, ConocoPhillips Australia, as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, has spent nearly a billion dollars with Gladstone based businesses, over $7 billion with Queensland businesses and contributed more than $23 million to community organisations and civic groups through community investment programs.
“Thanks goes to our Joint Venture partners Origin and Sinopec. Together we have invested in Australia and Australians with the vision of developing a leading gas business for years to come,” Mr Mckenna said.
More information on the contributions of ConocoPhillips Australia as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG:
|We create jobs.||ConocoPhillips Australia, as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, generates approximately 475 direct jobs as a result of operating the Australia Pacific LNG downstream facility.|
|We live locally.||ConocoPhillips Australia, as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, has a 100 percent local operations workforce. This means that employees working in Gladstone, live in the Gladstone region and employees that support the operation from Brisbane live in Brisbane.|
|We spend locally.||ConocoPhillips Australia, as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, directed a total operations spend of $185 million in FY19, of which 91 percent was spent with Australian businesses.|
|We support the community that supports us.||ConocoPhillips Australia, as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, contributed $1.3 million to local community investment initiatives in FY19.|
|We help pay for essential services||Australia Pacific LNG paid more than 60 percent of Queensland’s petroleum royalties in FY19, which goes to support the roles of teachers, nurses, police and other critical services and infrastructure in Queensland.|
|We invest in the Reef.||ConocoPhillips Australia, as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, contributed, $4.6 million in FY19 to reef management and conservation initiatives as part of ongoing operations and community investment spend.|
|We play our part to keep the lights on in Australia.||In FY19, Australia Pacific LNG supplied 210 PJ into the domestic market, this is the equivalent of 30 percent of the entire east coast domestic gas market.|