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GAS CONDITIONING PLANT TO DELIVER NEW JOBS: CHESTER

April 24, 2013

Federal Member for Gippsland Darren Chester says approval for the construction of Esso’s Gas Conditioning Plant at Longford will help deliver around 250 new jobs to the region.

Mr Chester said the project was a huge investment and sign of confidence in the long-term future of Esso operations in Gippsland.

The plant will be built alongside Esso’s existing Longford oil and gas facility.

Mr Chester said the new Gas Conditioning Plant was required to process gas associated with the Kipper Tuna Turrum Project, which is currently the largest domestic gas development on Australia’s eastern seaboard.

“This week’s planning and work approvals are a step forward towards the development of a project which will play a critical role in the future of our region,” Mr Chester said.

“Construction of the Gas Conditioning Plant will provide new jobs for the region, generate economic growth and secure an important new source of natural gas for households and industry.”

Mr Chester said construction of the Gas Conditioning Plant is expected to begin in the second half of 2013 with the facility expected to be operational in 2016.

For further information about Esso’s Gas Conditioning Plant at Longford log on to www.exxonmobil.com.au

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