Scarborough gas field development step closer

A final investment decision on the Scarborough gas field development is a step closer after joint venture partners Woodside and BHP announced a deal to process gas at Woodside’s Pluto LNG facility.

The Sydney Morning Herald is reporting the LNG giant and BHP, who has a 25 per cent stake in the Scarborough field off WA’s Pilbara coast, have inked a non-binding agreement that would see BHP make a decision on the project by mid-2020.

The project has been plagued with delays thanks to drawn out negotiations between the two companies.

Under the agreement gas from the untapped Scarborough field will be processed at Woodside’s Pluto plant for an undisclosed toll price while BHP gives up its option to take an extra 10 per cent of the project.

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