APLNG hits 500 cargoes out of Curtis Island
ConocoPhillips Australia president Nicholas McKenna said the milestone came nearly four and a half years since our first cargo sailed in January 2016 and 10 years since the business became part of the Gladstone community.
“Since 2011, ConocoPhillips Australia, as downstream operator of Australia Pacific LNG, has spent nearly a billion dollars with Gladstone-based businesses, over $7 billion with Queensland businesses and contributed more than $23 million to community organisations and civic groups through community investment programs,” he said.
APLNG’s joint partners are ConocoPhillips, Origin and Sinopec.
Queensland Resources Council chief executive Ian Macfarlane said the State’s gas industry was continuing to deliver exports and support jobs to help with the post COVID-19 economic recovery.
“The gas industry has had to adapt to COVID-19. We have worked within the restrictions to slow the spread and keep as many of the 37,000 Queenslanders who rely on us for their work and pay on the job,” he said.
“This cargo demonstrates the world needs more than ever what we have.
“Our LNG exports pay royalty taxes to the State Government which can be used to build schools, roads and other vital infrastructure.
“In total the gas industry contributes $8 billion to the Queensland economy and invests $2.7 billion with local businesses.”