Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System

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The Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline runs from the Cooper Basin gas wells near Moomba, South Australia to Adelaide, with spur pipelines to Angaston, South Australia and Whyalla, South Australia. It can also receive gas from southeastern Queensland through the QSN Link Gas Pipeline, part of the South West Queensland Pipeline owned by APA Group.[1][2][3]

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Project details

  • Operator: Epic Energy
  • Parent company: QIC Global Infrastructure
  • Capacity: 241 terajoules per day[1]
  • Length: 1184 kilometers[1]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start year: 1969


The pipeline was developed by the Government of South Australia and commenced operation on 28 November 1969. It was privatized in 1995[2] and bought by QIC Global Infrastructure, the parent company of Epic Energy, in April 2013.[1]

The pipeline system now consists of a total of 1184 kilometers[1] of high pressure gas pipelines, including 326 kilometers of laterals. The main lateral spurs are the one to Port Pirie, South Australia and Whyalla, South Australia, and the one to Angaston, South Australia. The Angaston spur can also feed gas into the Riverland Pipeline owned by Envestra, which supplies gas to Murray Bridge, South Australia, Berri, South Australia and Mildura, Victoria.[2]

The main pipeline is 781 kilometers long and 559 millimeters in diameter. The lateral to Port Pirie is 87.7 kilometers at 219 millimeters, continuing 78 kilometers to Whyalla at 168 millimeters. The Angaston lateral is 38.7 kilometers and 219 millimeters in diameter. There are also several loops at the southern end.[1]

The Reeves Plains Power Station is proposed to be constructed adjacent to the pipeline and draw gas directly from it.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 SA: Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System, Australian Energy Market Commission, accessed Aug. 15, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS), South Australia, Epic Energy, May 16, 2016, archived from the original, archive accessed Aug. 15, 2021.
  3. South West Queensland Pipeline, APA Group, accessed Sep. 3, 2021.
  4. Application on Notification, South Australian Planning Commission, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure], Nov. 8, 2017, accessed Aug. 15, 2021.

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