First commercial sales flow from Malampaya gas plant, pipelines

Gas sales began this month from the Malampaya project, offshore Philippines, to electric power generators on the main island of Luzon.Since Oct. 1, 2001, gas for power plant commissioning has been flowing from the gas plant at Batangas, to its downstream buyers, the Ilijan, Santa Rita, and San Lorenzo power plants. Click here to enlarge imageCritical for the project´s delivery of deepwater-produced gas to the nation is the system of nearly 330 miles of flowlines and pipelines laid over rugged sea floor topography and through seismically active and environmentally sensitive areas (Fig. 1).David J. Greer, managing director for project operator Shell Philippines Exploration BV, discu...

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