Santos has struck a deal with AGL Energy for the purchase of 254 petajoules of gas for supply to its GLNG project.
The company said the gas will be deliverd at Wallumbilla over a period of 11 years commencing in January 2017, with pricing based on an oil-linked formula.
The gas will be sourced from coal seam gas fields in Queensland.
Vice president of downstream GLNG Rod Duke said:”When combined with GLNG’s quality LNG off-take contracts with project partners PETRONAS and KOGAS, this supply portfolio delivers significant value to the project.
“Since our first LNG cargo in October, ramp-up of LNG train 1 has progressed well with the train having already produced well above nameplate capacity. Six LNG cargoes have already been shipped to our customers.
“Commissioning work on GLNG’s second LNG train has commenced with a number of its subsystems now operational, and we are on track for first LNG from train 2 in the second quarter of 2016.”
Santos has a 30% interest in GLNG. The other participants are PETRONAS with 27.5%, Total with 27.5% and KOGAS with 15%.