Japan orders Gorgon LNG

Chevron recently announced plans to secure further sales of liquefied natural gas from the Chevron-led Gorgon Project to Japan, the world’s largest LNG consumer.


Chevron Corporation recently announced plans to secure further sales of liquefied natural gas (LNG) from the Chevron-led Gorgon Project to Japan, the world’s largest LNG consumer.



Chevron Australia, a subsidiary of Chevron Corporation, has signed a Heads of Agreement (HOA) with Chubu Electric for the purchase of 1.5 million tonnes per annum (MTPA) of Chevron’s share of Gorgon LNG over 25 years commencing in 2010. The parties are also discussing the potential sale and purchase of an equity interest in the Gorgon Project.



The HOA was signed by Jay Johnson, managing director of Chevron Australia, and Shiro Mizutani, executive vice president and director of Chubu Electric.



Chevron Australia now has agreements in place that provide an opportunity to export more than 65 million tonnes of Australian LNG over 25 years from Chevron’s share of the Gorgon Project. Chevron continues to pursue opportunities in Asia and North America for the remaining volumes of Gorgon LNG.



The Gorgon Project, in which Chevron Australia holds a 50 percent operating interest, is to include an initial two-train 10 MTPA LNG facility and a planned domestic gas plant located on BarrowIsland. The project participants include the Australian subsidiaries of Shell and ExxonMobil.