A $200 million gas infrastructure development has achieved operation in Queensland’s Darling Downs region.
Head contractor Jemena has finished connecting a 60km pipeline from Senex Energy’s Project Atlas and the Queensland Gas Pipeline at Wallumbilla, 311km west of Toowoomba.
Hundreds of jobs
“The pipeline project alone has created between 150 and 200 jobs,” State Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy Dr Anthony Lynham said in a public statement.
“This is also 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.”
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Project Atlas is located on 58 sq km of land the State Government dedicated for domestic-only gas production back in March 2018. It will feed coal seam gas to Jemena’s 15 petajoule per annum gas processing facility before being channelled through a 60km buried pipeline for processing and transporting at Wandoan in south-west Queensland’s Surat Basin to the Wallumbilla Hub.
First gas is expected before Christmas 2019.