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Plant Name:Gladstone LNG
Last Updated:April 3, 2014
Latest News:Doubts are growing that the Queensland Curtis LNG project will begin processing later this year, as originally planned. Bloomberg reports that as many as 148 Construction, Forestry, Mining, and Energy Union members may halt work over a schedule dispute. San Francisco-based Bechtel, the contractor in charge of building several Australian projects, said to Bloomberg that it was "too early to speculate," but Credit Suisse oil and gas analyst Mark Samter argues that it probably has already had an impact. "Even without strike action, you've got to question what productivity is like," he said. ... Read more
Looking Forward:[February 2014] The project is on schedule for start-up in 2015, according to Santos.
Location Details:Gladstone, Queensland, Australia (144 hectare site on Curtis Island)
Onshore-Offshore Location:Onshore
Nearest Airport:Rockhampton Airport
Plant Operator:Santos
Annual LNG Sendout Capacity Notes:Under Construction 7.8 million tonnes per annum.
Operating Labor Head Count:200
Peak Construction Labor:6,000
Project Capital Cost:US$6,000 million (Estimated Capital Cost of Plant: $4.3 - 6.0 billion (A$ 5 - 7billion).),
US$16,000 million (Santos project cost estimate [Jan 2011]: US$16 billion gross from FID until the end of 2015, when the second train is expected to be ready for start-up. The US$16 billion capital cost includes US$2 billion in contingencies.),
US$18,500 million (Project capex increased by 16% to US$18.5* billion from FID until the end of 2015)
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