Australia Pacific LNG and the QCLNG project have reached an agreement on long-term infrastructure sharing starting in 2020, subject to Arrow Energy taking certain final investment decisions in connection with the development of its Surat Basin fields.
Under the tolling agreements, the QCLNG project will be able to transport and process gas and water from the Arrow Energy Surat Basin fields using available capacity in existing Australia Pacific LNG-QCLNG joint infrastructure. The infrastructure sharing arrangements will continue until 2035, with options to extend to the end of 2049.
In addition, Australia Pacific LNG has taken the opportunity to secure up to 350PJ of gas from the QCLNG project. The agreement to buy gas from the QCLNG project at an oil-linked price over ten years from 2024 will diversify and strengthen Australia Pacific LNG’s gas portfolio.
Australia Pacific LNG CEO, Warwick King, said, “We are very pleased to work collaboratively with QCLNG, paving the way for the development of significant new gas supplies in Queensland.
“Australia Pacific LNG has taken the opportunity to grow and diversify our gas portfolio, while the tolling agreements with QCLNG allows us to maximise value from our investment in existing infrastructure.
“These arrangements demonstrate the industry’s determination to develop more gas for the market, in the most efficient way possible so we can keep costs down.
“Working together and using existing infrastructure will not only enable lower cost development of new gas supplies, it will also minimise impacts on landholders and local communities by avoiding duplication of infrastructure.”
Lauren ‘LJ’ Butler is the Assistant Editor of Utility magazine and has been part of the team at Monkey Media since 2018.
After completing a Bachelor of Media, Communications and Professional Writing at the University of Wollongong in 2014, and prior to writing about the utility sector, LJ worked as a Journalist and Sub Editor across the horticulture, hardware, power equipment, construction and accommodation industries with publishers such as Glenvale Publications, Multimedia Publishing and Bean Media Group.