Australia Pacific LNG commences exports to Japan

Australia Pacific LNG – the largest producer of natural gas in eastern Australia – has confirmed its first LNG shipment to The Kansai Electric Power Company (Kansai Electric) departed Curtis Island yesterday, bound for Japan.

The LNG Fukurokuju, which was recently built to fulfil Kansai Electric’s contract with Australia Pacific LNG, departed Curtis Island earlier in the week.

Under the Sales and Purchase Agreement (SPA), which was signed in 2012, Kansai Electric will receive approximately 1 million tonnes of LNG each year for 20 years.

The shipment to Kansai Electric marks the 27th shipment by Australia Pacific LNG since exports began.

“The departure of Kansai Electric’s first cargo under the SPA represents another significant milestone in Australia Pacific LNG’s history and highlights the strong partnership between our two companies,” Australia Pacific LNG CEO Page Maxson said.

“It also demonstrates the important role our business plays in delivering a cleaner form of energy to the global market.”

Australia Pacific LNG was formed in October 2008 and is a joint venture between Origin, ConocoPhillips, and Sinopec.