Long Island Point Plant update

September 2021 update from LIP Manager, David McCord

Esso currently supplies around 40 per cent of eastern Australia’s domestic gas needs through production from the Bass Strait.

The Long Island Point Plant has an important role in this supply of energy, processing the associated gas liquids from our Longford gas production, to create ethane, propane and butane, and we continue to be a significant local employer.

Our team has worked continuously throughout the COVID19 pandemic to maintain our supply of these essential energy products to our customers. We’ve achieved this through reducing workplace density and supporting physical distancing by reconfiguring the layout of our office, as well as our operation and control room. We are also implementing stringent hygiene practices and have increased cleaning protocols across our workplace.

At Long Island Point, we’re always looking for new ways to improve community and environmental outcomes. Recently we’ve identified an alternative for managing excess ethane when our customer is unable to accept it by potentially generating electricity in a way that benefits our community and will reduce the need to flare at Long Island Point in the future.

If you would like more information about our operations or our community initiatives, please feel free to drop me a line at communityANZ@exxonmobil.com.