Abadi LNG Terminal

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Abadi LNG Terminal is a proposed LNG terminal in Indonesia. It is also referred to as the Masela LNG Project.


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Project Details

  • Owner:
  • Parent: Shell (65%), Inpex (35%)
  • Location: Masela Block, Adabi gas field, Indonesia
  • Coordinates: -9.5, 135 (approximate)
  • Capacity: 9.5 mtpa, 1.36 bcfd[1]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Type: Export
  • Start Year: 2027

Note: mtpa = million tonnes per year; bcfd = billion cubic feet per day


In December 2010, Indonesian authorities approved the initial plan of development deploying a floating LNG (FLNG) plant with an annual processing capacity of 2.5 million tons. In September 2015 Inpex submitted a revised plan to the Indonesian authorities for an FLNG plant with an annual processing capacity of 7.5 million tons. In April 2016, Inpex received a notification from the Indonesian authorities instructing it to re-propose a plan of development based on onshore LNG.[2]

The Indonesian government's instructions to re-purpose the plan for an onshore LNG terminal came right after Inpex announced they are delaying development of the project by at least two years. Inpex delayed the final investment decision on the project to 2020, ultimately delaying the project's operation date until at least 2026.[3] In July 2019 Inpex announced that it had received government approval for the revised plan of development (POD) for the Abadi LNG Project submitted on 20 June 2019.[4] The project will cost an estimated US$20 billion.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. Abadi LNG location decided, Upstream Online, Dec. 31, 2018
  2. Abadi LNG Terminal, Inpex Corporation website, accessed April 2017
  3. Indonesian regulator says Inpex to postpone Abadi LNG project, LNG World News, 17 March 2016
  4. INPEX receives Indonesian government approval for Abadi LNG Project, Hydrocarbon Engineering, Jul. 22, 2019
  5. Indonesia approves Inpex's plan for $20 billion Masela LNG project, Reuters, Jul. 12, 2019

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