08 May Esso Australia completes Victoria gas processing plant
Esso Australia has announced the completion of its Longford Gas Conditioning Plant, which processes gas from the AUS$5.5 billion Kipper Tuna Turrum project in Victoria.
The completion of the gas conditioning plant marks the conclusion of work at the large-scale gas facility, which will provide a huge boost to Australia’s domestic energy market, according to Esso.
The project, led by Esso along with its joint partners BHP Billiton and Mitsui, is the largest domestic gas development on Australia’s East coast, and will process 1.6 trillion cubic feet of natural gas.
Esso, a subsidiary company of ExxonMobil, claims that the project will provide enough energy to power a city of one million people for 35 years.
“This milestone ensures the continued supply of gas to the east coast market from our Gippsland Basin operations,” said Richard Owen, chairman of ExxonMobil Australia.
“The gas conditioning plant helps maintain current gas supply levels from Bass Strait, which has been producing for more than 40 years and providing energy to power the economy.”
Esso’s Longford facility includes three other gas plants which supply 75% of Victoria’s gas.