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Darwin LNG prioritises backfill over expansion

Darwin LNG, one of Australia’s oldest export plants, is expected to exhaust its supplies early next decade, meaning operator ConocoPhillips is searching for backfill gas Darwin LNG, one of Australia’s oldest export plants, is expected to exhaust its supplies early next decade, meaning operator ConocoPhillips is searching for backfill gas.
By Sally Bogle 14 November 2016 Asia Pacific / LNG 0 22784
Darwin LNG is operated by ConocoPhillips and has a nameplate capacity of 3.7 mtpa. (Conoco)

ConocoPhillips, operator of the Darwin LNG facility, is continuing to search for backfill gas that could supply the plant once its reserve base is depleted early next decade.

Operational since 2006, Darwin is Australia’s second-oldest export plant after the North West Shelf project and has a nameplate capacity of 3.7 mtpa. In the current low oil price environment, it is also one of the few competitively priced Australian LNG suppliers and one of the few projects feasible for brownfield expansion in the coming decade, when Asia...

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