Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline

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The Katherine to Gove Gas Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline would run from south of Katherine, Northern Territory to the alumina refinery at Gove, Northern Territory.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Alcan Gove
  • Parent Company: Rio Tinto
  • Proposed capacity: 93 terajoules per day (86 million cubic feet per day)
  • Length: 375 miles / 603 kilometers
  • Status: Cancelled


The pipeline was proposed by Pacific Aluminum, a subsidiary of Rio Tinto, to carry gas to its bauxite mine and alumina refinery located at Gove in northeast Arnhem Land.[1] In December 2013 Rio Tinto announced that it was shutting down production at the mine and was canceling the pipeline.[2]

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