(World LNG News, 14 Jul 2017)
The exact timing of the shutdown has not been revealed by QGC, Shell’s unit operating the two two-train LNG export facility. QGC, Australian coal seam gas (CSG) producer became part of Shell when the Anglo-Dutch giant acquired BG Group in a $54 billion deal in February last year. The QCLNG plant located on Curtis Island off Gladstone produces about 8 million tons per year of LNG, enough to load around ten vessels per month. China’s CNOOC holds 50 percent equity in Train 1 while Japan’s Tokyo Gas owns a 2.5 percent stake in Train 2.