AGL targeting Australia’s first LNG imports by 2021

Australia’s supply shortages mean the country could soon start importing LNG as well as exporting it, with AGL planning the country’s first terminal
By Sally Bogle 20 February 2017
The Gladstone LNG plant in Queensland. Australian gas producers are targeting the region’s plants. (Santos)

Gas and power supplier AGL is pressing ahead with plans to build eastern Australia’s first LNG terminal in response to rising supply shortages in the domestic gas market, targeting first imports early next decade.

AGL told Interfax Natural Gas Daily the idea is one of several "strategic options" being considered as part of the group’s "critical requirement" for security of supply.

"The gas supply picture will evolve but remains uncertain for several years at a minimum. The LNG terminal will provide a new source of supply and...

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