Australia’s original pioneer in developing the LNG highway concept has already rolled out the country’s first micro-LNG plant at Westbury, Tasmania and, along with truck consortium LNGR, a network of refueling stations around the island state in 2011. The company is also heavily focused on developing an LNG highway servicing Australia’s eastern seaboard.
This is in addition to the development of a micro-LNG plant near the Queensland township of Chinchilla also dedicated to providing the trucking industry with a cleaner fuel. The process plant will purify natural gas fed into the Roma-Brisbane pipeline by project partner QGC. BOC will then liquefy the gas in a refrigeration process and the resulting LNG will be transported in specially designed vacuum tankers to a network of approximately nine stations creating an LNG highway from Queensland to Victoria.
Currently, there are two refueling stations located in Dandenong and Mordialloc, in Victoria, with another planned for Altona, in addition to the NSW centers of Tarcutta, Campbeltown, Wyong/Newcastle and Brisbane in Queensland.