One of the nation’s first fuel exploration developments for domestic use has received some regulatory approval in Queensland’s Western Downs region.
The Queensland Department of Natural Resources and Mines recently granted a petroleum lease for the Australian Pacific LNG (APLNG) and Armour Energy Joint Venture’s Murrungama Gas Project, 22km southwest of Chinchilla.
The decision means the proponents will be able to transform a vacant block of land into a facility capable of extracting 103 petajoules of natural gas throughout its 30-year lifespan.
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It comes nearly eight months after APLNG and Armour Energy secured exploration rights for the same project, which is touted to be the nation’s “first block” to deliver gas exclusively for local manufacturing purposes.
Work is scheduled to begin within 12 months of first gas, which is expected sometime in the year 2021. None of the jobs are advertised yet.