Queensland’s first domestic-only gas project, the Atlas gas project, has completed the 60km pipeline which will connect it to the gas pipeline at Wallumbilla as well as the East Coast gas market.
State Energy Minister, Dr Anthony Lynham, said, “The pipeline project alone has created between 150 and 200 jobs.
“This is also a major milestone in securing domestic gas supply and jobs for Queensland manufacturers like CSR Ltd, Orora Limited and O-I Australia.
“Manufacturers need gas as a feedstock and an energy source and the completion of this pipeline brings the Project Atlas gas one step closer to market.
“Senex’s Project Atlas is the first gas venture created by this Government’s innovative domestic market policy and Queensland continues to set the pace on gas supply and policy.”
Project Atlas is on 58 square kilometres of land the Queensland Government granted for domestic-only gas production in March 2018.
Once online Project Atlas will feed coal seam gas to Jemena’s 15PJ per annum gas processing facility connected to the 60km buried pipeline that will process and transport gas from Wandoan in south-west Queensland’s Surat Basin to the Wallumbilla Hub.
First gas is expected by the end of this calendar year.
Earlier in September, the Energy Users Association of Australia (EUAA) said the Queensland Government’s domestic supply initiative was “beginning to make a material contribution to domestic gas supply.”