Incitec Pivot announced yesterday that its Gibson Island ammonia factory will continue running, and that gas supply had been secured through until the end of 2022.
As reported by @AuManufacturing, the fertiliser and explosives maker planned to close the plant in December if an affordable supply could not be found, risking the jobs of 450 workers.
Incitec said it had reached a deal with pipeline infrastructure company APA and Australia Pacific LNG for supply from April 1 next year to December 31, 2022.
“We are pleased that, with the support of the Queensland government, we have been able to partner with Australia Pacific LNG, and our longstanding gas transport provider APA Group … to obtain affordable gas to continue to operate the Gibson Island plant,” said Incitec Pivot CEO Jeanne Johns.
The Sydney Morning Herald notes that the Queensland government awarded a permit release near Chinchilla to the APLNG-Armour Energy joint venture, provided that gas extracted be sold to Australian manufacturers.
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