Carpentaria Gas Pipeline

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The Carpentaria Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Ballera gas processing plant in southwest Queensland to customers in Mt Isa (including the Mica Creek and Diamantina power stations) and the surrounding Carpentaria mineral province (via the Cannington lateral).[2]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Carpentaria Gas Pipeline Joint Venture (APT Pipelines (QLD) Pty Limited and Roverton Pty Limited)
  • Owner: APA Group
  • Current Capacity: 119 terajoules per day (110 million cubic feet per day)
  • Length: 585 Miles / 942 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1998


The Carpentaria Gas Pipeline (CGP) is operated by the Carpentaria Gas Pipeline Joint Venture (APT Pipelines (QLD) Pty Limited and Roverton Pty Limited.[2] The CGP is subject to light regulation under the NGL by the AER.[2]

Conflicts of Interest

In November 2015 it was announced that Asian conglomerate Jemena was the preferred bidder to build a $800 million link between the Carpentaria pipeline and the Amadeus Pipeline in the Northern Territory.[3] The Lock The Gate Alliance NT questioned the impartiality of the person chosen by NT Chief Minister Adam Giles to study ways to transport Northern Territory gas to the eastern grid. "There are very strong links between the NT Government's key adviser on the development of the onshore gas industry in the Territory, Dr Allan Hawke, and the successful proponent, Jemena," said Lauren Mellor from The Lock The Gate Alliance.[3]

Articles and resources


  1. State of the Energy Market, May 2017, Australian Energy Regulator, May 2017
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 QLD: Carpentaria Gas Pipeline, Australian Energy Market Commission, accessed February 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 Anti-fracking group questions connection between NT inquiry and successful pipeline bidder, ABC News, Nov. 17, 2015

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