An aerial view of the Santos GLNG project on Curtis Island in February 2015.
An aerial view of the Santos GLNG project on Curtis Island in February 2015. Santos

GLNG flare to increase in size as first gas gets closer

THE Santos GLNG flare may increase in size as the project moves closer to first production of LNG on Curtis Island.

GLNG downstream operations general manager Brenton Hawtin has advised the community that GLNG, the most southern plant on Curtis Island, will begin transferring refrigerant (ethylene) into permanent storage facilities in coming days.

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"This activity is part of our ongoing commissioning process as we prepare for first production of LNG around the end of the third quarter this year," he said.

"During the short period that the transfer is occurring, the Santos GLNG flare may increase in size and emit smoke from the flare tower.

"Flaring is the safest and most environmentally friendly way to release gas from the Santos GLNG facility, and is part of our stringent safety controls that meet the requirements of the Queensland Work Health and Safety Act 2011."

Enquiries can be directed to the Gladstone team on 1800 761 113, at info@glng.com.au, or by visiting the Santos GLNG Community Shopfront at 114 Goondoon Street.



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