Approaching first LNG
Queensland Curtis LNG (QCLNG) will be the world's first project to turn gas from coal seams into liquefied natural gas, or LNG.
The project, which has been under construction since 2010, will provide cleaner hydrocarbon energy for export markets from 2014.
QCLNG is involving dozens of communities, hundreds of businesses and thousands of people drawn from throughout Queensland, the rest of Australia and internationally.
This major, integrated project involves:
- Expanding QGC's existing natural gas production in the Surat Basin of southern Queensland.
- Building a 540km buried natural gas pipeline network linking the gas fields to Gladstone.
- Constructing a natural gas liquefaction plant on Curtis Island, near Gladstone, where the gas will be converted to LNG for export.
Queensland Curtis LNG is one of Australia's largest capital infrastructure projects, involving US$20.4 billion of investment from 2010-14.
The project will draw on QGC's extensive natural gas expertise and BG Group's international experience in liquefied natural gas, or LNG, at a time of rising demand for cleaner, more efficient energy.
Importantly, QCLNG will also help to address climate change by allowing natural gas, which has the lowest carbon emissions of all fossil fuels, to be transported economically around the world.
Watch a video about the QCLNG Project.