INPEX reiterated its plans to start commercial operation in 2015.

Ichthys will be constructed in the city of Darwin in northwest Australia.

LNG production from the project is estimated to top eight million tonnes per year, equal to more than a tenth of Japan’s imports, in addition to 1.6 million tonnes per year of liquefied petroleum gas and around 100,000 barrels a day of condensate at highest production.