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Emissions reductions

All our plants have programs aimed at minimising energy consumption and flaring which directly reduces greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions.

Flares are an important safety mechanism allowing excess gas to be burned safely when regular plant operations are disrupted and as part of plant safety systems which protect the facilities, employees and the community.

Our plants at Longford, Long Island Point, the Bass Strait platforms and our refinery at Altona have also implemented specific projects and initiatives aimed at reducing the need to flare and become more energy efficient. In addition to these initiatives, we also focus on maintaining a high level of plant reliability which is a key enabler of good efficiency and lower emissions.

Initiatives include:

  • Working with our joint venture partners in the Gorgon LNG Project in Western Australia, to pursue the largest commercial scale carbon capture and storage (CCS) project in the world. To date, the Gorgon CCS proposal represents the world's largest single investment contemplated solely for the management of greenhouse gas emissions.
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