The development of a natural gas fuel network for cleaner, cheaper Australian fuel has stepped up another gear with the official opening of a dedicated micro‐LNG plant near the Queensland township of Chinchilla today.

The plant was officially opened by the Queensland Premier Campbell Newman (who used the opportunity to also launch a new Queensland Fuels and Energy strategy). BOC, a member of The Linde Group, has entered into a long‐term gas supply agreement with QGC, who supply natural gas, which BOC will liquefy, producing LNG for a range of domestic fuel uses in the manufacturing, mining and long‐haul trucking markets.

GLP, the selected EPC Contractor to BOC, was represented at the opening by Managing Director Peter Ramsey. The Micro LNG Plant, designed by GLP and BOC/Linde, is the second plant delivered and installed by GLP for BOC.

The plant will produce up to 50 tonnes of LNG per day into the domestic market, which is the equivalent of 70,000 litres of conventional diesel per day.

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GLP Managing Director Peter Ramsey (right) with BOC South Pacific Managing Director Colin Isaac at the opening ceremony on the 2nd of December, 2014.