LNG production and cargo loading have resumed at Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG), operator ConocoPhillips said, after a loaded tanker stuck at the facility was moved.
The disabled tanker, Sisi Qingdao, lost power on November 22, halting transportation as it prevented other tankers from reaching the facility on Curtis Island off the east coast of Australia.
“ConocoPhillips Australia can confirm that the CESI Qingdao LNG vessel was removed from the APLNG LNG facility early on Friday morning and that we have now resumed LNG production and safely loading LNG cargoes,” a company spokesperson said on Monday.
Origin Energy, the Australian energy supplier that operates APLNG’s gas fields, said on Friday that three shipments of liquefied natural gas had been delayed due to power outages.
Vessel tracking data from LSEG Eikon shows that Cesi Qingdao is currently off Cortes Island, while APLNG’s LNG ship Abuja II departed on December 2. Mu Lan’s ship docks at the APLNG facility.
APLNG is a joint venture between ConocoPhillips, Origin Energy and Sinopec. It has a production capacity of 9 million metric tons of LNG per year, and can receive only one ship at a time, loading an average of one tanker every three days.
Its main clients are China’s Sinopec and Japan’s Kansai Electric.
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