A Woodside spokesman said the conversations were confidential. The JTSI spokesman said negotiations on options for Woodside to meet its commitment were continuing. Woodside`s spokesman said it would fulfill its domestic gas obligations at Pluto, as agreed with the state. Woodside opened an LNG pluto truck loading facility in April 2019, which was closed in October following a device failure. Boiling Cold`s studies have confirmed doubts about the viability of the deal and raised new questions about its impact. Neither Woodside nor JTSI answered the question of why, fourteen years after the deal and eight years after loading the first LNG cargo, they had not agreed on the commercial profitability test. Woodside proposes a brownfield extension of Pluto LNG by building a second gas processing train. Pluto Train 2 would have a capacity of about 5 million tons per year (Mtpa) (100% project). The misunderstanding shows that governments may sometimes be more likely to spread a message than to provide tangible benefits. A small number of trucks were loaded before the incident and COVID-19 delayed a restart, according to Woodside. Boiling Cold understands that the absence of an agreed commercial profitability test is detrimental to Woodside, as it has no way of demonstrating why it should not meet its obligations. “Granting a waiver to gas producers who wish to export LNG contributes to the lack of supply available to gas users in the VA and is inconsistent with political intent,” Harris said.
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