The applicants sought authorisation to discuss, make and give effect to arrangements regarding the sequencing and timing of scheduled maintenance and associated shutdowns and outages at six liquefied natural gas (LNG) facilities in Western Australia and the Northern Territory. The LNG Facilities form part of the Gorgon and Wheatstone, Ichthys, Prelude, North West Shelf and Pluto LNG projects, each of which involves the subsea extraction of natural gas, its processing and conversion to LNG for export.
On 21 December 2017, the ACCC issued a draft determination proposing to grant authorisation for five years.
On 2 March 2018, the ACCC granted conditional authorisation for five years. The condition requires the applicants, except Shell Australia Pty Ltd, the operator of the Prelude floating LNG facility, to publicly disclose scheduled maintenance information that they have shared with one another.
A copy of the ACCC’s determination and interested party submissions are available below.
|ACCC to Applicant re Interested Party Consultation ( PDF 149.98 KB )||10 Oct 2017|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Consultation Process ( PDF 209.21 KB )||10 Oct 2017|
|ACCC to Applicant re Draft Determination ( PDF 159.06 KB )||21 Dec 2017|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Draft Determination ( PDF 160.61 KB )||21 Dec 2017|
|ACCC to Applicants re Final Determination ( PDF 239.2 KB )||2 Mar 2018|
|ACCC to Interested Parties re Final Determination ( PDF 220.83 KB )||2 Mar 2018|
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