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Flaring at Darwin LNG - Wickham Point

Darwin LNG advises that flaring will occur between Monday 28 July 2014 and Tuesday 29 July 2014 at Darwin LNG as part of operations of the Wickham Point facility in Darwin, Northern Territory.

The marine flare located at the Darwin LNG Jetty will be flaring ‘boil-off’ from the Darwin LNG tank as part of planned maintenance to the plant.

Boil-off is LNG that is evaporating slowly in the LNG tank as it warms up.

Depending on the level of flaring, this may be visible in the evening as a flame at the end of the Darwin LNG jetty.

This flaring activity is covered by provisions within the Darwin LNG Environment Protection Licence (EPL 54-05).

On one past occasion, flaring activity at Darwin LNG (in conjunction with certain cloud patterns) has changed the colour of the Darwin sky to a bright orange. The flame will be visible at night, and is located at the end of our jetty.

Please contact Patrick Hastwell, External Relations Advisor on 0477713997 for all other inquiries about this activity.