North West Shelf Gas is an agency established by the North West Shelf (NWS) Project to market pipeline gas to customers in Western Australia and liquefied natural gas (LNG) to major industrial customers around the world.
Representing an investment of more than A$34 billion, the Woodside-operated NWS Project facilities constitute Australia’s largest oil and gas resource development and currently account for more than one third of Australia's oil and gas production.
35 years of pipeline gas
Since 1984 the NWS Project has been Western Australia's largest producer of pipeline gas, providing energy that has fuelled the State's commercial and industrial developments.
The North West Shelf Project currently provides the majority of Western Australia's pipeline gas production. Processed at the Karratha Gas Plant, domestic gas is delivered to customers in Western Australia via the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline.
In 2014 the North West Shelf Project recognised 30 years of domestic gas production.
View the 30 year anniversary film
30 years of LNG export
In 1989 the first cargo of North West Shelf LNG left the Karratha Gas Plant onboard the Northwest Sanderling for delivery to Japan's Sodegaura Terminal.
The NWS Project has delivered more than 4500 LNG cargoes since 1989 and established an international reputation for the safe and reliable delivery of LNG to customers in the Asia Pacific region and other parts of the world.
During 2019 the North West Shelf Project recognised 30 years of safe and reliable LNG exports to the Asia Pacific region.
View the 25 years of LNG export film