Eastern Gas Pipeline

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


The pipeline runs from Longford, Victoria, to Sydney, New South Wales.[2][3]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Jemena
  • Owner: SGSP (State Grid Corporation of China 60%; Singapore Power 40%)
  • Capacity: 355.5 terajoules per day / 336.95 million cubic feet per day[4]
  • Length: 797 kilometers / 495 miles
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2000


The Eastern Gas Pipeline (EGP) is operated by Jemena, which is owned by SGSP (Australia) Assets Pty Ltd.[5] SGSP is jointly owned by State Grid Corporation of China (60%) and Singapore Power (40%).[5]

Expansion projects

Sydney to Hunter Valley extension

In September 2020, Jemena announced plans to extend the EGP by approximately 185 kilometers from Sydney to the Hunter Valley, with the intention of connecting the valley to existing domestic gas fields as well as to two proposed LNG import terminals, Port Kembla FSRU and the Newcastle LNG Terminal. Jemena said that it expects to take a final investment decision on the AU$400 million expansion project by the end of 2021, with first gas to flow as early as 2023. The company has been working on pipeline route options in the Hunter Valley and said it was preparing to commence community and stakeholder engagement.[6]

The expansion would run from Sydney, New South Wales north to the Hunter Valley, ultimately supplying gas to a gas-fired generator north of Tomago, New South Wales, and to a proposed plant at Kurri Kurri, New South Wales, in the Hunter Valley.[7]

This expansion project was mentioned in the 2021 Australian National Gas Infrastructure Plan, as part of necessary infrastructure for unlocking Gunnedah Basin gas resources.[8]

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  • Operator: Jemena
  • Owner: SGSP (State Grid Corporation of China 60%; Singapore Power 40%)
  • Length: 185 kilometers[6]
  • Capacity:
  • Cost: AUD$400 million[6]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2023[6]

Articles and resources


  1. NSW: Eastern Gas Pipeline, Australian Electricity Market Commission, accessed February 2018
  2. Jemena (April 29, 2019). "Map of Eastern Gas Pipeline". jemena.com. Archived from the original on August 13, 2021. Retrieved August 13, 2021.
  3. Commonwealth of Australia (March 2017). "Oil and Gas Pipelines". Geoscience Australia. Retrieved September 5, 2022.
  4. Eastern Gas Pipeline, Jemena, Jul. 31, 2019
  5. 5.0 5.1 About Jemena And Our Network, Jemena, Apr. 30 2015, accessed Aug. 6 2021.
  6. 6.0 6.1 6.2 6.3 Jemena Reveals Plans to Extend Eastern Gas Pipeline, Jemena, Sep. 28, 2020, accessed Aug. 6 2021.
  7. Jemena taps into Hunter gas power plan, Australian Financial Review, Sep. 28, 2020, accessed Aug. 6 2021.
  8. "Australia 2021 National Gas Infrastructure Plan". Australia Department of Industry, Science, Energy and Resources. Retrieved 2021-01-03.

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