Santos, Origin sign ethane supply contract

Santos Ltd., Adelaide, and its partner Origin Energy Ltd., Sydney, have signed an agreement to continue supply of ethane to Qenos, Australia’s only producer of polyethylene and polymers.

Santos Ltd., Adelaide, and its partner Origin Energy Ltd., Sydney, have signed an agreement to continue supply of ethane to Qenos, Australia’s only producer of polyethylene and polymers.

Under the agreement, Santos and Origin will supply 27 petajoules of ethane to Qenos for the remainder of this year and on until yearend 2019.

The ethane is separated from the natural gas stream at Santos’ Moomba gas plant in South Australia and piped to the Qenos plant at Botany Bay in Sydney for use as feedstock for the manufacture of polyethylene.

The product is used across a range of industries and applications, including consumer and industrial packaging, water conservation, waste management, and agriculture.

The Cooper basin fields have been supplying ethane to Qenos for more than 20 years.

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