Chevron has secured a domestic gas sale agreement with BHP Nickel West for the delivery of natural gas from the Wheatstone domestic gas facility in Western Australia.
Set to begin in July, Chevron will supply BHP Nickel West with a total of 22 petajoules (PJ) of domestic gas over 3.5 years.
Managing director Al Williams said the agreement highlighted the important role of natural gas in powering critical industries, such as mining, across the state.
“Chevron is committed to delivering natural gas supplies to Western Australian homes and businesses, helping to power local jobs, industry and communities,” Williams said.
“As a reliable and cost-effective way to generate electricity, natural gas is a vital energy source for current and future energy needs of Western Australian industry.”
At full capacity, the Chevron-operated Gorgon and Wheatstone natural gas facilities produce 500 terajoules (TJ) of domestic gas for the Western Australian market per day.
The Wheatstone project has an onshore facility at the Ashburton North Strategic Industrial area, 12km west of Onslow in the Pilbara region.
Wheatstone’s foundation project included two LNG trains with a combined capacity of 8.9 million metric tonnes per annum.