The Business Wire reported today that Chevron Corporation announced first gas from the North West Shelf Venture’s Train 5 onshore liquefied natural gas facility at the Karratha Gas Plant in Western Australia at their subsidiary, Chevron Australia Pty Ltd. The US $2.1 billion new Train 5 production facility is now online and is expected to increase the joint venture’s export capacity by up to 4.4 million tonnes of LNG annually to 16.3 million tonnes. The Train 5 expansion includes: a fifth LNG processing train, a jetty extension and second LNG loading berth, two additional power generation units, a third LPG fractionation unit, a new fuel gas compressor, an acid gas removal unit and a third boil off gas compressor. Chevron holds a one-sixth interest in the joint venture. Through its Australian subsidiary, Chevron has been present in Australia for more than 50 years. It operates the planned Gorgon and Wheatstone Projects, the Barrow Island and Thevenard Island oilfields and is a foundation partner in the North West Shelf Venture and in the Browse LNG development. Chevron Australia is a significant investor in offshore north-western Australia exploration, one of Chevron’s four global focus areas for exploration.