Jemena has revealed the proposed pipeline route for the $600 million Galilee Gas Pipeline (GGP) project.
The announcement comes ahead of public consultation and broad stakeholder engagement which is expected to commence next year.
The proposed pipeline will span 585km to connect gas from Galilee Energy’s Glenaras Gas Project near Longreach to Jemena’s Queensland Gas Pipeline near Injune.
The project will also include two compressor stations, two mainline valves, and two scraper stations.
Jemena executive general manager of gas markets Antoon Boey said Jemena expected the pipeline would initially transport 200 terajoules of gas per day, although it may be designed with a larger diameter to accommodate greater future volumes.
“We’re encouraged by the strong productivity observed by Galilee Energy to date as part of the Glenaras Gas Project and remain on-track to achieving our agreed development milestones so that the pipeline infrastructure is there in the event gas is proven and commercial operations begin,” Mr Boey said.
“While it is still early days, our preferred pipeline alignment represents the most efficient way of bringing much-needed new gas to market, taking into account local terrain and other construction conditions.
“We have set aside significant time to discuss the proposed route with local stakeholders, and anticipate commencing that work – at this stage – in 2020.”
Mr Boey said along with selecting its preferred pipeline alignment, Jemena had also submitted its Environmental Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 referral to the Commonwealth Government, and Voluntary Environmental Impact Statement to the Queensland Government.