Under the agreement, Chevron will supply Alinta Energy with 20 PJ/a of its equity domestic gas for seven years starting in 2020.
Chevron Australia managing director Roy Krzywosinski said Wheatstone is a significant new source of energy for Western Australia and will be a leading domestic gas supplier for many years to come.
“We are committed to being a safe, competitive and reliable supplier of domestic gas for Western Australia’s future energy needs and pleased to strengthen our longstanding relationship with Alinta Energy,”? said Mr Krzywosinski.
“At full capacity, the Wheatstone Project has the capacity to produce 200 TJ/d of domestic gas for the Western Australian market.
“This agreement is an important step in Chevron’s rapidly expanding domestic gas business in Western Australia and the establishment of our leading domestic gas portfolio across the Wheatstone, Gorgon and North West Shelf Projects.”?
Wheatstone is expected to deliver domestic gas to the Western Australian market in 2018.
The Wheatstone Project is a joint venture between Australian subsidiaries of Chevron (64.14 per cent), Kuwait Foreign Petroleum Exploration Company (KUFPEC) (13.4 per cent), Woodside Petroleum Limited (13 per cent), and Kyushu Electric Power Company (1.46 per cent), together with PE Wheatstone Pty Ltd, part owned by TEPCO (8 per cent).