Four of the six turbine generators at Santos GLNG's plant on Curtis Island.
Four of the six turbine generators at Santos GLNG's plant on Curtis Island. Santos

More flaring likely as Santos GLNG commissioning starts

INCREASED flaring and potentially dark smoke is likely at the Santos GLNG site as the project begins the commissioning of Train 1.

The current activity is commissioning the treating and drying units, which must be completed before drying of the liquefaction unit using warm, dry gas.

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The company says that during the preparation stage, there will be increased flaring and potentially dark smoke as systems are brought into service.

"When this is complete the flare will return to its normal operation," the company said in a statement.

"Flaring is an integral part of our plant's operational and safety management systems.

"We monitor and manage air quality emissions in accordance with the environmental authority."



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