Queensland coal seam gas player Arrow Energy is in talks to secure land rights for the areas that form part of the 428km Arrow Bowen pipeline route.
A 40m easement, or right of way zone, needs to be cleared around the entire length of the pipeline for construction, safety and maintenance reasons.
An Arrow spokesman said the company was negotiating with landholders to secure an easement for the pipeline route.
“Arrow won’t own the easement but will hold rights over the land, with negotiated compensation paid to land owners,” he said.
“This planning is associated with the front-end engineering design work Arrow announced last year.”
According to the Gladstone Observer, Arrow’s advertising materials raised the prospect that it could apply to the Queensland Coordinator-General for the pipeline to be declared a private infrastructure facility in the case that easement negotiations with landowners were unsuccessful.
Source: Energy News Bulletin