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20 years of LNG exports

In 2009 the North West Shelf Venture marked 20 years of safe and reliable LNG exports to the Asia Pacific region.

Long term contracts with Japanese utility customers underpinned the construction in 1985 of LNG production and export facilities at the North West Shelf Venture's Karratha Gas Plant in Western Australia.

The North West Shelf Venture delivered its first LNG cargoes to Japan in 1989, and since then, has delivered more than 2800 LNG cargoes to customers around the world including Japan, China and South Korea.

In 2009 the North West Shelf Australia LNG sellers successfully completed a new era of agreements with their original 1985 Japan customers for the additional supply of LNG.