According to GlobalData’s LNG Liquefaction Database, there was a total liquefaction capacity of 96 mtpa (million tonnes per annum) in Oceania in 2022, shared across 2 countries. By 2026, the total LNG liquefaction capacity is expected to rise to 106mtpa. 3 new LNG liquefaction terminals are expected to commence operations by 2026. GlobalData uses proprietary data and analytics to provide a complete picture of the global LNG Liquefaction segment. Buy the latest LNG terminal profiles here.

In 2022, Australia had the highest liquefaction capacity at 89mtpa, followed by Papua New Guinea at 7mtpa. Here are the five largest LNG liquefaction terminals in Oceania by capacity in 2022, according to GlobalData’s LNG Liquefaction Database.

1. North West Shelf LNG

North West Shelf is located in Western Australia. Key owners include BP (16.67%), Chevron (16.67%), Shell (16.66%), Woodside Energy Group (33.33%), and the terminal is operated by Woodside Energy Group. It became operational in 1989 and has an LNG liquefaction capacity of 16.9mtpa. The terminal uses the process – C3MR, Air Products. Buy the profile here.

2. Gorgon LNG

The Gorgon LNG liquefaction terminal is operated by Chevron Australia. It started operations in 2016 and is located in Western Australia. The terminal has an LNG liquefaction capacity of 15.6mtpa and uses the process – C3MR/Split MR, Air Products. Key owners of the terminal include Chevron (47.3%), Exxon Mobil (25.0%), and Shell (25.0%). Buy the profile here.

3. Australia Pacific LNG

Located in Queensland, Australia, the Australia Pacific LNG liquefaction terminal is owned by China Petrochemical (25%), ConocoPhillips (47.50%), and Origin Energy (27.50%). The terminal has an LNG liquefaction capacity of 9.0mtpa and uses the process – Optimized Cascade Process, ConocoPhillips. Buy the profile here.

4. Wheatstone LNG

The Wheatstone LNG liquefaction terminal is located in Western Australia. Key owners include Chevron (64.14%), Kuwait Petroleum (13.40%), and Woodside Energy Group (13%). It has an LNG liquefaction capacity of 8.9mtpa. The terminal started operations in 2017 and is operated by Chevron Australia. The Wheatstone LNG liquefaction terminal uses the process – Optimized Cascade Process, ConocoPhillips. Buy the profile here.

5. Ichthys LNG

The Ichthys LNG liquefaction terminal is located in Northern Territory, Australia. Inpex is the operator of the terminal, which became operational in 2018. It has an LNG liquefaction capacity of 8.9mtpa and the key owners of the terminal include Inpex (66.25%) and TotalEnergies (26%). The terminal uses the process – C3MR/Split MR, Air Products. Buy the profile here.

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