Tassie Shoal LNG Terminal
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Tassie Shoal LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in Northern Territory, Australia, but as of May 2021, the project had not advanced in over four years and is presumed to be cancelled.
The terminal would have been located in the Barossa basin, approximately 300 km northwest of Darwin, Western Australia.
- Owner: Melbana Energy
- Location: Darwin, Northern Territory, Australia
- Coordinates: -10.0512327, 130.2960983 (approximate)
- Capacity: 3 mtpa, 0.43 bcfd
- Type: Export
- Start Year: 2023
Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day
Tassie Shoal LNG Terminal was a proposed LNG terminal in Northern Territory, Australia. It is owned by Melbana Energy (formally MEO Australia).
In 2016, Tassie Shoal LNG received environmental approval for the LNG facility and two methanol plants. The two methanol plants would have used four trillion cubic feet of raw gas over 25 years.
Gas for the terminal would have come from the Barossa field, which is located 300 km northwest of Darwin and is scheduled to be developed by ConocoPhillips in 2023. A June 2019 quarterly summary of activities by Melbana Energy stated that the project "remains a low-cost development option for LNG production should a means of disposing of the high CO2 content in Evans Shoal be economically achieved."
As of May 2021, the project had not advanced in over four years and is presumed to be cancelled.
Natural Gas in Australia
As of 2017, Australia is the second largest LNG exporter after Qatar. The country exports almost 44 million tons a year. 
Articles and resources
- BloombergNEF LNG Export and Import Projects--Q4 2020, BloombergNEF, January 21, 2021
- Tassie Shoal LNG Terminal, A Barrel Full, accessed April 2017
- "MEO gets environmental approval for Tassie Shoal LNG project" LNG World News, August 4, 2016
- Melbana Energy Limited, Australian Research, November 2018
- Quarterly Summary of Activities, Melbana Energy, Jun. 30, 2019
- Qatar Moves to Ensure LNG Dominance, Arab Gulf States Institute in Washington, April 17, 2017.