First Cargo arriving at Gladstone

The tanker that will make history by shipping Queensland’s first cargo of liquefied natural gas has arrived in Gladstone, confirming that the start-up of BG Group’s $US20.4 billion ($25 billion)┬áLNG project is just days away.

The ship, the Methane Rita Andrea, arrived off the coast of Gladstone on Monday and is waiting outside the harbour to complete regulatory procedures and until the Queensland Curtis LNG venture is ready to start loading from Curtis Island.

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