Caltex looking at LNG production in Brisbane  

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The Australian reports that Clatex is considering builing a coal seam gas to LNG plant in Brisbane - Caltex looking at LNG production .

OIL refiner Caltex has become a surprise potential exporter of Queensland's vast coal seam gas reserves, with new chief executive Julian Segal flagging a $500 million Brisbane liquefied natural gas plant as part of the company's potential growth plans.

Speaking at a lunch in Melbourne, Mr Segal said the company's Lytton refinery at the mouth of the Brisbane River would be a good place to host an LNG plant of a similar size to the smallest of five that are proposed at Gladstone.

"If you look on the east coast, a key ingredient for success (in LNG plants) is location, to have the infrastructure of the port," Mr Segal said. "We've got just the right facility at Lytton to do that."

He said the typical cost of a project would be about $500m, which was about the cost of LNG Limited's and Arrow Energy's planned 1.5 million tonnes a year plant at Gladstone. Other proponents Santos, BG Group, Origin and Shell are looking at projects with costs above $8 billion.

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