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 pipeline owned by APA Group.[1]

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Project Details

  • Operator: Epic Energy
  • Parent Company: QIC Global Infrastructure
  • Current Capacity: 250 terajoules per day (231.2 million cubic feet per day)
  • Length: 736 Miles / 1,185 kilometers
  • 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.[3]

The pipeline system now consists of a total of 1,185 km (736 mi) of high pressure gas pipelines, including 326 km (203 mi) 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 km (485 mi) long and 559 mm (22 in) in diameter. The lateral to Port Pirie is 87.7 km (54.5 mi) at 219 mm (8.6 in), continuing 78 km (48 mi) to Whyalla at 168 mm (6.6 in). The Angaston lateral is 38.7 km (24 mi) and 219 mm (8.6 in) 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 SA: Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System, Australian Energy Market Commission, accessed February 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 "Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS), South Australia". Epic Energy. Retrieved 16 May 2016.
  3. "SA: Moomba to Adelaide Pipeline System". Australian Energy Market Commission. Retrieved 17 May 2016.
  4. Alinta Energy (8 November 2017). "Application on Notification" (PDF). South Australian Planning Commission, Department of Planning, Transport and Infrastructure. 312/V005/17. Retrieved 11 November 2017.

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