Environmental and Social Monitoring Report: Tangguh Liquified Natural Gas Project

Published Date: 
02/2012

This report is the first External Panel Second Iteration (EPII) Operational Compliance Monitoring Report of the Tangguh LNG Environmental and Social (E&S) Project (the Project). EPII has been appointed to undertake independent E&S monitoring of the project’s compliance with the project requirements during the operational period between 2011 and 2016.

The Tangguh LNG facility (Tangguh LNG) operated by BP, is situated on the south side of Bintuni Bay, Teluk Bintuni Regency, Papua Barat Province (formerly part of Papua), Indonesia. The Tangguh LNG is extracting natural gas from large offshore reservoirs and piping it to an onshore LNG plant for conversion to LNG after which it is exported (by shipping tanker) to markets in the Asia-Pacific region and beyond. Construction commenced in 2005 and the first cargo of LNG was shipped in the second quarter 2009. Tangguh LNG is anticipated to have an operational lifespan of more than 20 years with the potential for expansion depending on reservoir performance and proving of additional reserves.

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