Mines Minister Dr Anthony Lynham has welcomed Santos’ next job-generating stage of the GLNG development near Injune.
“This is further fixed capital investment in our $70 billion LNG industry, and demonstrates ongoing confidence in Queensland as a resources investment destination.”
“The construction jobs are particularly welcome, as will be the royalties that will flow to future Queensland Budgets to help fund doctors and nurses in hospitals and teachers in schools.
“This is also good news for landholders, who have to date benefited from more than $387 million paid in compensation.”
The LNG industry already supports 7000 oil and gas jobs and generates billions in revenue including $9.8 billion in LNG exports over the 12 months to February 2018.
Arcadia is expected to start production in the third quarter of 2019 and produce nearly 27 PJ at peak in 2022.