Qld project to boost local jobs and east coast gas supplies

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The Queensland Resources Council (QRC) has welcomed a $140 million project to be delivered by Senex and Jemena to fast-track gas to the domestic market and create 200 jobs.

QRC Chief Executive Ian Macfarlane said the agreement between Senex and Jemena would fast-track gas from Senex’s Project Atlas to the domestic market by late next year.

“The project includes a 40 terajoule per day gas processing facility and pipeline to deliver gas from the Project Atlas natural gas acreage near Miles in the Surat Basin to the Wallumbilla Hub, the gateway to the domestic gas market,” he said.

“That’s equivalent to the daily gas consumption needs of around 1.2 million Australian households. It’s another example of industry working with industry and the government to deliver fast, effective and focussed outcomes.

“This project vindicates the Palaszczuk Government’s decision to release land specifically for developing gas for the domestic market.

“Queensland continues to do all the heavy lifting to provide extra gas for the eastern Australian market.”

Last month, Santos and its GLNG Partners announced they would invest more than $400 million in the 137-well Arcadia gas project in the Bowen Basin near Injune. The project is expected create up to an extra 300 construction jobs, support local businesses and supply gas to the east coast market and LNG for export.

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