Chevron delivers first LNG from Wheatstone
Chevron Corp. has started producing liquefied natural gas at the Wheatstone project in Western Australia.
SAN RAMON, California -- Chevron Corp. has started producing liquefied natural gas (LNG) at the Wheatstone project in Western Australia. The first cargo is on track to be shipped in the coming weeks.
At full capacity, the Wheatstone project's two train LNG facility will supply 8.9 million metric tons/year of LNG for export to customers in Asia.
The LNG facility is located 7.5 mi (12 km) west of Onslow and processes natural gas from the Chevron-operated Wheatstone and Iago fields.
The Chevron-operated Wheatstone LNG facility is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14%), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Co. (13.4%), Woodside Petroleum Ltd. (13%), and Kyushu Electric Power Co. (1.46%), together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd., part owned by JERA (8%).
Chevron holds an 80.2% interest in the offshore licenses containing the Wheatstone and Iago fields.