Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) has signed a 20-year gas transportation agreement with the APA Group, which will see the latter build and operate a pipeline from the APLNG network directly to the Wallumbilla Gas Supply Hub.
The 50km bi-directional pipeline, starting from APLNG’s Reedy Creek site, is the shortest distance between the facilities and the Hub, securing firm, direct access to the market.
“Australia Pacific LNG’s strong reserve position provides flexibility and, given Wallumbilla Hub’s position as a strategic point in the east coast gas market, this new pipeline will provide us the opportunity to participate flexibly and fully in Australia’s dynamic gas market,” said APLNG CEO Page Maxson.
“As one of Australia’s main suppliers of domestic gas, Australia Pacific LNG supports the work that the COAG Energy Council, AEMC and AEMO have done in establishing and working with industry to ensure the Hub’s success.”
APLNG is a joint venture between ConocoPhillips (37.5%), Origin Energy Limited (37.5%) and Sinopec (25%). It includes the development of substantial coal seam gas resources in the Surat and Bowen Basins, a 530km transmission pipeline, and a multi-train LNG facility on Curtis Island, near Gladstone in Queensland.
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