First Gas Milestone for Wheatstone
Oct 09 2017
The Shire of Ashburton congratulates Chevron and its joint venture partners on commencing Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) production at the Wheatstone Project today.
Located 12 kilometres west of Onslow, the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project is one of Australia’s largest resource developments. Since construction commenced in 2009, Chevron and the joint venture have made a significant investment in Onslow contributing to the local economy through increased jobs and contracts with local businesses, as well as numerous new infrastructure facilities for the town.
Shire President Kerry White says that first LNG production from the project is a major milestone worth celebrating.
“During the construction phase, the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project has funded considerable improvements to Onslow, in both infrastructure and social engagement,” said Cr White. “Chevron has also recently welcomed 50 new permanent residents to town, which is a great boost for the local community and the number of families proud to call Onslow home.”
Over the past nine years the Chevron-operated Wheatstone Project has played a key role in developing the new airport, hospital, aquatic centre, Shire complex, power station, wastewater management and numerous town-centre improvements.
As part of their ‘Working Together for Onslow’ partnership with the Shire of Ashburton, Chevron have also invested in the well-being of the community with a comprehensive program of engagement and educational initiatives.
With LNG production now underway, the first cargo is expected to be shipped in the coming weeks. At full capacity, the Wheatstone Project’s two train LNG facility will supply 8.9 metric tons per annum of LNG for export.
The Shire of Ashburton congratulates Chevron on achieving this significant milestone and looks forward to continuing the community partnership.