Woodside Energy has delivered a cargo of liquefied natural gas to Europe from the North West Shelf liquefied natural gas project in Western Australia.

The cargo of 75,000 tonnes of LNG was delivered to Uniper Global Commodities SE (Uniper) on 27 November. Woodside owned 100% of the LNG cargo.

The receiving point was the Gate Terminal on Maasvlakte in Rotterdam Holland and it will contribute to the natural gas supply in Northwest and Central Europe, Woodside said on Monday.

Mark Abbotsford, executive vice president marketing and trading, Woodside, said the company was pleased to have concluded the trade at a time when Europe is in urgent need of alternative sources of gas to replace Russian pipeline supplies.

“The delivery of a North West Shelf LNG cargo to Europe also highlights the role that Australian LNG can play in supporting global energy security,” he added.

Uniper director of LNG Andreas Gemballa said: “We continue to work on securing the much-needed gas supply into Europe from reliable sources like Australia and thus helping to strengthen security of supply during the ongoing crisis triggered by the Russian war.

“In addition to bringing online floating storage and regasification units in Germany, we are contracting LNG from diversified sources into existing and new regasification capacity in Europe. Woodside, as a reliable supplier, is helping us to bring additional LNG to Europe.”

The North West Shelf project is Australia’s second-largest producing oil and gas asset, behind Chevron’s Gorgon.

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