STRADDLE GAS PLANTS—Conclusion: Australia straddle plant's operating strategy mirrors Aux Sable

01/20/2003
Wesfarmers Energy Ltd.'s (WEL) Kwinana, Western Australia, plant processes LPG combined with gas flowing in the Dampier-Bunbury natural gas pipeline (DBNGP) from producers on Australia's Northwest Shelf (NWS).The circumstances in Western Australia (WA) resemble the Alliance-Aux Sable situation (OGJ, Jan. 6, 2003, p. 48), in which operators there can spike LPG into the gas stream to enhance naturally occurring gas constituents.The WEL Kwinana plant supplies LPG to the local market in southwestern WA. The Wesfarmers' Kwinana, Western Australia, plant processes natural gas spiked with LPG, which is similar to the operating circumstances of the Aux Sable plant. Photo courtesy of...
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