QGC’s Charlie project turns on the gas

Enough natural gas to supply almost half of Queensland’s daily demand will soon flow from QGC’s Charlie project.

The project, located 20km west of Wandoan in Queensland’s Surat Basin, was officially opened last week.

The Charlie project, which commenced construction in 2016, includes gas wells, pipelines and a gas compression station. During construction, it created 1600 jobs in regional Queensland and will supply up to an additional 90PJ of natural gas annually to Australian homes and businesses and LNG customers.

QGC VP Tony Nunan said the project would continue to help meet demand for domestic gas.

“We have continued to divert gas into the local market from Shell’s Curtis Island LNG plant to supply local customers,” he said.

“But it’s not only domestic gas customers who benefit from continued investment such as ours.

“Local communities also benefit through job creation and opportunities for local businesses to share in supply chain contracts.”

Mr Nunan thanked QGC’s neighbours, local landholders who continually demonstrate natural gas and agricultural production can successfully coexist on their land.