Yesterday’s signing of a domestic gas sale agreement between Chevron and BHP Nickel West for the delivery of natural gas from the Wheatstone project highlights the important role of the State’s reliable and affordable gas supply in powering local businesses throughout Western Australia.
From next month, Chevron will supply BHP Nickel West with a total of 22 Petajoules of equity domestic gas until the end of 2023.
The Chamber of Minerals and Energy of WA’s (CME) Chief Executive Paul Everingham said access to reliable and affordable energy would help support WA’s economic growth, which was essential following the devastating impact of COVID-19.
“The commencement of domestic gas deliveries from Chevron’s natural gas facilities in the Pilbara has significantly benefited Western Australian households and businesses, as it provides a cost-effective supply of energy for decades,” he said.
“Western Australia enjoys a solid reputation for its secure domestic gas supply and this latest agreement will further strengthen our global standing.
“Thanks to WA’s strong LNG market, local businesses and industry are fortunate to access an affordable and consistent supply of energy well into the future.”