Northern Gas Pipeline

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The Northern Gas Pipeline is an operating natural gas pipeline.[1] An expansion has been proposed.

Location

The pipeline runs from Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mount Isa in Queensland. A proposed expansion would run from Mount Isa to Wallumbilla, Queensland.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Jemena
  • Parent Company: Jemena
  • Current Capacity: 846 million cubic feet per day
  • Length: 386 Miles / 622 kilometers
  • Cost: AU$800 million[2]
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 2019

Background

The pipeline will be operated and owned by Jemena. Construction began in September 2017 and is expected to be complete by mid-2018, with an in-service date of late 2018.[3]

In December 2018 construction was completed, and the pipeline entered commercial operation on January 3, 2019.[4]

Environmental Impact

In March 2017 members of the Lock the Gate Alliance criticized the Northern Gas Pipeline as a means of opening the Northern Territory to fracking, despite a current moratorium on fracking. "The Northern Gas Pipeline could lock in decades of shale gas fracking across the iconic landscapes and waterways of the Northern Territory," said Naomi Hogan, Northern Territory Coordinator for the Lock the Gate Alliance.[5]

Proposed Expansion

At the time of the original pipeline's completion, Jemena was also considering an expansion of the pipeline from Mt. Isa, Queensland to the Wallumbilla gas hub in Queensland. The extension would carry 700 TJ of gas per day and be completed by 2022.[6][7]

Location

The pipeline would run from Mt. Isa, Queensland to the Wallumbilla gas hub in Queensland.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Jemena
  • Parent Company: Jemena
  • Proposed Capacity: 649 million cubic feet per day
  • Length:
  • Cost: Estimated at AU$3-4 billion[2]
  • Status: Proposed
  • Start Year: 2022

Articles and resources

References

  1. Northern Gas Pipeline, Queensland, Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed February 2018
  2. 2.0 2.1 Angela Macdonald-Smith, "Jemena's $800m NT pipeline opens market for northern gas", The Australian Financial Review, December 14, 2020
  3. Jemena begins work at Mount Isa end of the Northern Gas Pipeline, The North West Star, Sep. 13, 2017
  4. Northern Gas Pipeline, Jemena, accessed February 2019
  5. Turnbull Government’s approval of Northern Gas Pipeline ignores community opposition, Lock the Gate Alliance, Mar. 14, 2017
  6. $800 million gas pipeline to bring Northern Territory gas to the east coast, Jemena, accessed August 2019
  7. Gas Statement Of Opportunities, Australian Energy Market Operator, March 2019

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