Woodside Energy Group Ltd. is considering whether to take one of the five LNG trains connected to its North West Shelf (NWS) Project offline as it works to attract more third-party natural gas partners.

In its half-year results, Australia’s largest energy company disclosed the NWS partnership was assessing the cost saving benefits of placing one of the trains offline at the 16.3 million metric ton/year facility.

The Karratha gas plant, which feeds the liquefied natural gas terminal, is expected to have increased spare capacity “in 2024 due to a combination of natural field decline and limited third-party gas processing demand,” representatives for the company wrote in its half-year report.

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