Beharra Springs Pipeline

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The Beharra Springs Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Beharra Springs gas field in Western Australia to the Parmelia Gas Pipeline in Western Australia.

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Project details

  • Operator: Beach Energy[2][3]
  • Owner: Beach Energy Ltd (67%), AWE Ltd (33%)[1]
  • Parent company: Beach Energy Ltd, Mitsui Group
  • Capacity: 37.91 million cubic feet per day / 40 terajoules per day[1]
  • Length: 1.6 kilometers[1]
  • Diameter: 160 mm[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 1992
  • Associated infrastructure: Parmelia Gas Pipeline


The Beharra Springs Pipeline and associated development of the Beharra Springs gas field development are currently owned by Beach Energy Ltd and AWE Ltd. Origin Energy operated the pipeline and gas plant, but it is presumed that at least as of 2022 Beach Energy operates all Beharra Springs assets.[1][4][3]


In January 2017, whistleblower Sally McDow, former senior manager of compliance at Origin Energy, revealed a December 2013 "incident" that occurred at the Beharra Springs Redback South Well #1 near Perth in 2013. According to McDow, senior managers were told at a meeting that the incident was the worst the chief executive of Origin's Upstream Division had seen in his 35 years in the oil and gas industry. The explosion could have caused multiple deaths and was the result of about 13 systemic issues which had been ignored by management in audits and reports over about 10 years.[5]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 WA:Beharra Springs Pipeline, Australian Electricity Market Commission, accessed Aug. 10, 2021.
  2. Beach Energy. "PERTH BASIN OPERATIONS". Beach Energy. Retrieved September 14, 2023.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Macquarie Australia Conference Beach Energy" (PDF). Beach Energy. 4 May 2022. Retrieved September 14, 2023. {{cite web}}: |first= missing |last= (help); line feed character in |title= at position 20 (help)CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  4. Angela Macdonald-Smith, [Origin Energy lures bidders with 'rare' Perth Basin gas opportunity Origin Energy lures bidders with 'rare' Perth Basin gas opportunity], The Australian Financial Review, Jan. 4, 2016, accessed Aug. 10, 2021.
  5. Origin Energy ignores coal seam gas well leaks, whistleblower says, The Guardian, Jan. 26, 2017, accessed Aug. 10, 2021.

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