Natural Gas and LNG Solutions
MRL Energy is at the forefront of delivering cleaner and cheaper energy through its rollout of gas solutions.
MRL continues to progress the development of its own LNG and gas power generation capabilities.
MRL’s new solution will provide certainty over energy costs and energy cost savings. MRL will install and operate remote LNG and gas plants to power mine equipment and infrastructure underwritten by long term contracts.
MRL’s supply chain solution is fully vertically integrated. The supply chain includes natural gas acquisition, natural gas supply and capability for conversion to LNG, distribution and storage at remote sites and generation of power and fuelling of mine site equipment.
MRL’s strategic investment in Empire Oil and Gas in June 2016 advanced the access to natural gas supplies for MRL’s operations.
New Cryogenic plants will convert natural gas to LNG and distribute it to clients’ remote operations where power generation and heavy plant will be progressively switched from expensive diesel to the more economical and environmentally friendly LNG.
In the mining industry, energy costs for power generation and mobile equipment operation are driven by a reliance on diesel fuels and MRL is at the forefront of transitioning to cleaner and cheaper gas solutions.
Empire Oil and Gas Red Gully production facility north of Perth.
In addition to natural gas supply, MRL will utilise Cryogenic plants, which will convert natural gas to LNG.
- Low running costs (automated operation and remote monitoring)
- Highly scalable solution: installation can grow according to demand
- Safe to operate
- Substantial environmental benefits
- A possible future carbon tax on diesel fuel will improve the economics of an LNG solution
The way forward:
- MRL will install and operate remote LNG plants to power mine equipment and infrastructure underwritten by long term contracts
- MRL’s new solution will provide certainty over energy costs and substantial energy cost savings
- One-off cost of converting MRL’s mobile mine plants to run on LNG
- LNG plants to be tested initially on MRL’s projects with opportunities to expand services to other projects
- LNG operations located at Kwinana with a statewide distribution footprint