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Innovative Darwin Battery Project to Reduce Carbon Emissions

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Carbon emissions from the Darwin Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facility’s power generation are set to be reduced by 20 per cent thanks to a world-first innovative battery project.

ConocoPhillips Australia, as operator of Darwin LNG, will invest in the state-of-the-art battery project, which will enable existing turbines to run at maximum efficiency and remove the need to run an additional turbine.

Darwin LNG will become the world’s first LNG plant to install a battery to reduce emissions, saving thousands of tonnes of fuel gas and reducing maintenance costs.

The battery also has significant potential to integrate with other opportunities currently being considered by Darwin LNG to increase energy efficiency and reduce emissions such as alternative energy generation.

Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby, will speak about the project when attending the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) conference in Brisbane this week.

Minister Kirby will lead a Northern Territory Delegation to the conference to promote the Northern Territory as a gas supply and service hub, particularly for offshore and onshore exploration and developments.

Quotes from Minister for Primary Industry and Resources, Paul Kirby:

“The battery project continues Darwin LNG’s record of innovation and leadership in carbon management. 

“It’s pleasing to see ConocoPhillips Australia not only providing jobs for Territorians, but also committing to reducing carbon emissions.

“The APPEA event represents an important opportunity to promote the development of the Territory’s petroleum industry both offshore and onshore, in particular, exploration, development and associated supply and service.”

Quotes from ConocoPhillips Australia West President, Chris Wilson:

“Darwin LNG has been an industry leader in environmental performance and carbon management for over a decade.

“ConocoPhillips is taking action on Climate Change led by a global commitment to reduce the Green House Gas intensity of its operations by five to 15 per cent by 2030.”

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