LNG

Ichthys partners buy cooldown cargo in advance of startup

Japan’s Inpex and its partners have bought a cargo of LNG to cool down the tanks of the Ichthys LNG export plant in Australia
By Staff reporter 23 April 2018 0 30552

Japan’s Inpex and its partners have bought a cargo of LNG to cool down the tanks of the Ichthys LNG export plant in Australia in advance of starting operations, according to Reuters.

The move indicates that production should begin soon. The $37 billion project has experienced several delays and suffered cost overruns costing billions of dollars as a result of technical difficulties.

Inpex expects the first shipment to be made from Ichthys in April or May, but it will start with...