Australia Pacific LNG starts exports to Kansai Electric

30th June 2016 By: Creamer Media Reporter

JOHANNESBURG ( – The Australia Pacific Liquefied Natural Gas (APLNG) project has started exports to Kansai Electric, in Japan, with the first shipment having left Curtis Island on Wednesday.

Under an agreement signed in 2012, Kansai Electric would receive about one-million tonnes a year of LNG for over 20 years from APLNG.

APLNG CEO Page Maxson said the shipment to Kansai Electric marked the twenty-seventh shipment since exports began.

“We are pleased with our operations from Train 1 and we expect to deliver the first cargo from Train 2 by the end of the 2016 calendar year.”

APLNG is a joint venture between Origin Energy (37.5%), ConocoPhillips (37.5%) and Sinopec (25%).