Trans-Territory Pipeline

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The Trans-Territory Pipeline was a proposed natural gas pipeline.[1]


The pipeline would have run from the Blacktip Gas Field in the Timor Sea to Gove, Northern Territory and then to Wadeye, Northern Territory.

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Project Details

  • Operator: Woodside Energy
  • Parent Company: Woodside Energy, Eni Australia; Alcan Gove
  • Proposed capacity: 110 terajoules per day (101.7 million cubic feet per day)
  • Length: 584 miles / 940 kilometers
  • Status: Cancelled


In September 2003 Woodside Energy and Alcan Gove filed a Notice Of Intent to build the pipeline with the Northern Territory Government. According to this Notice, "The gas pipeline will transport treated gas from the Blacktip field to supply fuel to Alcan's alumina plant in Gove. The pipeline will consist of a buried high tensile steel pipe located in a corridor of upto 30 metres wide."[2] Construction was scheduled to begin in 2006 and the pipeline was supposed to go into service in 2007.[1] Stalled negotiations with potential customers contributed to the decision to cancel the pipeline in 2005.[3] Building the pipeline would have required easements from 27 indigenous Aboriginal tribes.[4]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 Trans-Territory Pipeline, The Australian Pipeline, Mar. 16, 2016
  2. TRANS TERRITORY PIPELINE, ALCAN BLACKTIP JV Notice of Intent, Northern Territory Environment Protection Authority, Sep. 1, 2003
  3. New $130 million gas pipeline for NT, Sydney Morning Herald, May 16, 2006
  4. Managing Services, by Alan Nankervis, Cambridge University Press, 95, 2005

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