Il y aura pour ca la construction d'une usine de liquefaction de 35 milliards de $ à Gladstone.
Fourniture de 4.3 million de tonnes de GNLpendant 20 ans.
http://www.theage.com.au/national/origi ... 1dqkk.htmlOrigin signs record $90bn gas export deal to China
April 22, 2011
Australia has signed a record $90 billion deal to export liquid natural gas to China, creating thousands of jobs in Queensland.
The agreement between Origin Energy and China's Sinopec is expected to lead to the building of a $35 billion gas plant in Gladstone.
The deal has weakened the argument put forward by LNG industry leaders - including Woodside boss Don Voelte - that a carbon tax would be a ''breaking point'' in deferring or cancelling $130 billion worth of gas investment.
The LNG industry has been a leading critic of the government's proposed carbon price. But several investment banks and the Grattan Institute thinktank, based at the University of Melbourne, have advised that the sector should not be given compensation after the introduction of a carbon price, because it is expected to boom over coming decades regardless of a carbon price.
Speaking at the announcement of the Origin-Sinopec deal in Brisbane yesterday, Resources Minister Martin Ferguson said that Australia would soon become the world's second-largest supplier of LNG and would help Asian economies shift to a cleaner energy mix.
''This is about new LNG export opportunities, new wealth for Australia and, importantly, thousands of jobs during construction and 1000 jobs during production,'' Mr Ferguson said.
Under the $90 billion deal, Origin and joint venture partner ConocoPhillips will supply Sinopec with 4.3 million tonnes a year of LNG from its Gladstone gas hub over 20 years, making it Australia's single biggest LNG export deal to date.
The Australia Pacific LNG joint venture also sold 15 per cent in the project to Sinopec for $1.5 billion - that price was above the $1.2 billion that the market has been predicting that Sinopec would pay.
In December, Santos was criticised when it sold a 15 per cent stake in its similar sized project, but only received $665 million for the deal with Kogas.
Origin managing director Grant King said the price reflected Sinopec's view of the project.
''It is fundamentally the quality of the project and the size of the resource … at any level it is superior,'' he said.
Mr King said while he wouldn't discuss commercial contracts, $90 billion was in the ''right ballpark'' for the deal.
Origin's managing director was joined by ConocoPhillips's exploration and production head Ryan Lance, who said that Japan's nuclear crisis had spurred demand in Asia for gas.
He said conversations about gas exports had increased since the earthquake and tsunami hit the Fukushima nuclear plant last month, and that the joint venture project was on track for a final investment decision by mid-year.
Mr King said now that the first phase in the new Queensland LNG development had been signed, Origin was looking for other buyers for its gas.
Market analysts welcomed yesterday's news, but said the joint venture was still behind schedule, having originally targeted a final investment decision by the end of last year.
The Australia Pacific LNG joint venture has been considered the laggard in Australia's LNG race, with Santos and BG already approving neighbouring projects on Curtis Island, off the port of Gladstone.
Queensland Finance Minister Rachel Nolan said that the project would generate billions of dollars for the state's economy.
''It's expected to put $900 million a year into the economy of the Darling Downs and the south-west, and another $770 million into the central-west region, particularly around Gladstone,'' Ms Nolan said.