09 March 2015

Santos agreement will meet 18 per cent of WA gas requirements

Alcoa today welcomed the announcement of a new gas supply agreement with Santos.


Commencing in 2018, the five-year agreement to supply natural gas to Alcoa’s Western Australian alumina refineries will meet 18 per cent of Alcoa’s WA gas requirements.


“We hope this agreement will lead to other gas supply opportunities,” said Alcoa of Australia Managing Director, Alan Cransberg.


“We rely on long-term competitively-priced gas supplies to refine alumina from bauxite in Western Australia, creating thousands of jobs and helping drive the local economy.


“Our key long-term contracts roll off in 2018-2020 and we are working to secure replacement contracts. This agreement with Santos is encouraging, meeting 18 per cent of our needs.”


Alcoa is the state’s single largest user of natural gas, consuming approximately 25 per cent of the state’s total domestic gas supply.


Media contact: Brian Doy: 0404 800 690, brian.doy@alcoa.com.au