Local glass production powered by Gippsland gas

MELBOURNE, Australia – Esso Australia Resources Pty Ltd (‘Esso’, a subsidiary of ExxonMobil Australia Pty Ltd) has extended its gas sales agreement with Oceania Glass, which will see the company continue supplying Gippsland gas to support Australian glass production until at least the mid-2020s.

Oceania Glass, Australia’s only manufacturer of architectural flat glass, makes and distributes glass for use in Australian homes and buildings. Employees at its Dandenong South operations rely on the supply of Gippsland gas to power the furnace at the heart of its manufacturing process.

Earlier this year, Esso extended its gas sales agreement with Oceania Glass to continue supplying Gippsland gas until at least the mid-2020s. This latest agreement means Esso will increase the Gippsland gas supplied to Oceania Glass during that period.

ExxonMobil Australia Chairman, Mr Dylan Pugh, said Esso continued to invest in delivering gas from the Gippsland Basin to Australian homes and businesses, supporting local jobs and the Australian economy.

“With the current boom in Australia’s home renovation and construction industry, Australian manufacturers are relying on gas to support their production of in-demand materials such as glass, bricks, roofing and cement.”

Earlier this year, Esso commissioned the Gippsland Basin’s West Barracouta project, which is set to be the largest new source of domestic gas for the Australian market this decade.

“Our ongoing investment in projects like West Barracouta mean that Gippsland gas continues to flow to the Australian market and supports local manufacturers, such as Oceania Glass, and the thousands of Australians who rely on their products.

“The Gippsland Basin remains the largest single source of gas supply to the east coast domestic market,” Mr Pugh added.

“By ensuring that all of our Gippsland gas is sold for use in Australian homes and businesses, Esso is proud to be contributing to the social and economic well-being of our nation.”

Oceania Glass manufactures glass at its Melbourne operations for distribution across the country, indirectly supporting thousands of jobs in the construction and building industry.

“We are proud to manufacture Australian glass for Australian homes and buildings that is powered by Gippsland gas,” said Mr Corné Kritzinger, Chief Executive Officer, Oceania Glass.


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