The news comes as production at BOC’s recently completed micro LNG plant in the Surat Basin is due to start this month.
Unlike the three massive LNG-for-overseas-export plants at Curtis Island, near Gladstone, BOC will use it’s LNG plants to target the domestic market – in particular the mining, industrial and trucking sectors.
Speaking to Bloomberg, General Manager of BOC’s LNG Unit, Alex Dronoff said they are gearing up to supply companies who wanted to make the switch from dirty diesel to cleaner, greener LNG.
“Everybody just thinks about the export plants,” Mr Dronoff said. “The LNG we produce doesn’t go offshore. It’s reduces reliance on imported diesel.”
The BOC plant has a capacity of 50 metric tons of LNG a day, enough to supply as many as 200 trucks, and has contracts with customers including Nestle SA and remote mines for power generation.
BOC plans to complete an interstate network of liquefied natural gas refuelling stations for the trucking industry, building and operating up to eight refuelling stations
from Queensland to Victoria.
News Source: Hellenic Shipping News Worldwide