Queensland Curtis LNG Pipeline

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Queensland Curtis LNG Pipeline is an operating pipeline in Queensland, Australia.[1]


The pipeline carries gas from the Surat Basin of the coast of Queensland, Australia to the Queensland Curtis LNG Terminal in Queensland, Australia.[1]

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Project details

  • Operator: QGC Pty Limited[2] (owned by BG Group)
  • Parent company: Royal Dutch Shell (73.75%), Global Infrastructure Partners (24.25%)[3]
  • Length: 540 kilometers[1]
  • Diameter: 42 inches[1]
  • Status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 2014[1]
  • Financing: FID in 2010[1]


The project was proposed in 2008, and construction was completed in 2014, when the project was handed over by Bechtel Australia to the BG Group and became operational.[1] While estimates for the pipeline along are not easily found, the entire projected was estimated at US$20.4 billion, part of a US$70 billion overall cost of three Curtis Island gas projects.

In November 2008, BG Group acquired Queensland Gas Company (QGC)[4], and QGC Pty Ltd still operates the pipeline.[2] In February 2016, Royal Dutch Shell acquired BG Group.[4]

In March 2021, Royal Dutch Shell sold their 26.25% stake in the LNG terminal and pipeline to Global Infrastructure Partners Australia.[5]

The gas is transported through a 540-kilometer underground pipeline network in Curtis Island, including a 340-kilometer export pipeline connecting the gas field to a processing plant in Gladstone.[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 Queensland Curtis LNG, Hydrocarbons Technology, accessed Sep. 3, 2021.
  2. 2.0 2.1 CNOOC increases stake in Queensland Curtis LNG project, Gas Processing & LNG, accessed Sep. 3, 2021.
  3. Shell announces the sale of a minority interest in QCLNG Common Facilities infrastructure to Global Infrastructure Partners, Shell, Dec. 21, 2020, accessed Sep. 3, 2021.
  4. 4.0 4.1 QGC, Wikipedia, accessed Sep. 3, 2021.
  5. Amanda Battersby, Shell completes $2.5bn Australian LNG asset sale, Upstream, Mar. 15, 2021, accessed Sep. 3, 2021.

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