LNG

Ichthys startup marks end of Aussie LNG build-out

Ichthys LNG has loaded its first cargo, marking the last of Australia’s onshore LNG projects to start up Ichthys LNG has loaded its first cargo, marking the last of Australia’s onshore LNG projects to start up.
By Andrew Walker 23 October 2018 0 33006
The Pacific Breeze tanker at the Ichthys LNG plant. (Inpex)

The startup of Inpex’s Ichthys LNG plant brings an end to a massive investment cycle that has seen more than $180 billion ploughed into Australia this decade to build six liquefaction plants.

Ichthys, the last of those six plants, loaded its first LNG cargo on Monday, according to Inpex, the project’s majority shareholder and operator. The cargo was loaded on the Pacific Breeze tanker and is headed to Japan’s Naoetsu terminal, according to ship-tracking information.

Inpex’s partners in Ichthys are Total, which holds a...