28 September 2020

Alcoa secures continued gas supply with three new agreements


Alcoa of Australia Limited (Alcoa) has signed three new gas sales and purchase agreements that together will supply 198 petajoules of gas to its Western Australia alumina refineries, commencing in 2024.

The agreements with Warrego Energy, ExxonMobil and Chevron, coupled with existing gas contracts, will supply Alcoa’s three Western Australia refining operations over a ten-year period.

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Alcoa of Australia has signed three new gas sales and purchase agreements to supply its Western Australia alumina refineries

Alcoa’s Vice President of Operations – Australia Michael Gollschewski, said the contracts build on Alcoa’s history as a major contributor to the local economy spanning almost 60 years.

“Reaching these agreements demonstrates our long-term commitment to our WA operations and provides a positive outlook for our employees, suppliers, customers and the communities where we operate.

“The addition of new market entrant, Warrego, to our gas supply portfolio continues our decades-long support of the WA gas industry, which has underpinned the state’s economic prosperity since the 1980s,” Mr Gollschewski said.

“As the state’s largest domestic gas consumer, Alcoa has contributed to the development of the North West Shelf gas project and Dampier to Bunbury pipeline.”

“Meanwhile, we are pleased to be working with two of the state’s longstanding gas suppliers, Chevron and ExxonMobil.”


Alcoa employs more than 3,800 people in WA and it injected $1.5 billion into the state’s economy through local expenditure in 2019. Alcoa’s Kwinana, Pinjarra and Wagerup alumina refineries, supplied with bauxite from Huntly and Willowdale mines, are the largest integrated supplier of alumina in the world. Alumina is predominantly used to make aluminium and is also used in a multitude of other industrial and household products ranging from water treatment to toothpaste.

ENDS

Media contact:
Jodie Read, Director Corporate Affairs, 0404 800 335, Jodie.read@alcoa.com

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