Timor gas to feed Aussie syngas megaproject

Efforts by offshore northern Australian gas developers to secure a market for their gas have evolved beyond LNG and other conventional supply options to encompass a world-scale synthesis gas (syngas) generation plant with downstream opportunities that include a gas-to-liquids facility.Ultimate project costs could reach $5 billion.Shell Development Australia and Woodside Energy Ltd., partners in the Northern Australia Gas Venture (NAGV), last week signed a letter of intent with Methanex Corp., Vancouver, BC, for the supply of about 110 petajoules/year of natural gas. The gas is to be used for a proposed large-scale syngas plant near Darwin.NAGV, which was formed to deliver offshore natural...

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