Darwin Clean Fuels Limited
(DCF) will develop, construct and operate a 100,000 barrels per day (bpd)
condensate processing facility to be located in Darwin, Northern Territory,
This will be the first plant of significant size to be built in Australia
for over 60 years and the first in Australasia to be entirely utilising condensate
as its feedstock where 50% lower emissions from processing are achieved . DCF aims to take advantage of the, low
sulphur, and high-quality condensate feedstock for processing into
transport fuels that meet the stringent Australian clean fuel standards to
be introduced in 2027. DCF will replace imports of fuel to the Northern
Territory and imports of petrol to the Australian east coast markets.
Australia has become a large net importer of refined fuels, through a
combination of demand growth and shrinking refining capacity.
- DCF will develop, construct and operate a 100,000
barrel per day (bpd) processing plant in Darwin at a cost of up to
US$2.3 Billion to produce high quality transport fuels (gasoline,
diesel, jet fuel, LPG) from Condensate, a by-product of natural gas
production in NW Shelf and Timor Sea and a high
quality refinery feedstock.
- DCF have long term condensate feedstock supply and
product offtake along with shipping services, trade finance, and back
office technical and operational support in place.
- 150ha strategic site available from the NT Gov at
Middle Arm, Darwin, next to the Santos LNG plant and the proposed
US$35 Billion INPEX LNG plant, and with no significant environmental
- Project Timeline – 18 months project development,
42 months construction.
- The DCF Darwin project will reduce Australia’s
reliance on growing imports of soon to be 800,000bpd of transport
fuels by replacing all imports into Darwin and shipping high quality
petrol to eastern Australia, as well as exporting blending components.
DCF offers investors
an opportunity to contribute to the development of this new low carbon
emission Australian transport fuels plant that will capitalise on the
increasing supply of high-quality Australian condensate feedstock and
re-capture part of the transport fuels market lost to overseas suppliers,
with flow-on benefits to the Australian economy.