Next stage of Gladstone LNG pipeline gets approval

Those interested in gas prices may want to keep track of developments concerning a liquefied natural gas (LNG) pipeline located near Gladstone in the Sunshine State.

Queensland’s coordinator-general gave the project the green light to start construction of the next two stages of the Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) Project’s 525-kilometre gas transmission line on September 26. 

Deputy premier and minister for state development, infrastructure and planning Jeff Seeney said: "The 44 kilometre gas pipeline section and the 27.5 kilometre section are both important components of the gas transmission pipeline network required to deliver gas from the coal seam gas fields to the liquefied natural gas facility under construction on Curtis Island."

These new sections of the pipeline form part of the Callide Infrastructure Corridor State Development Area (CICSDA).

"GE Mining’s new Chief Executive Officer Geoff Knox has told US media the new business will help mines address critical power, water and productivity issues," Mr Seeney said.

The APLNG project is part of an Origin Energy proposal.

This development is likely to be a welcome addition to Queensland and has the potential to offer the state's economy a boost.

Greater investment in natural resources may also be beneficial for Australian households who use gas as their main source of energy

Posted by Callum Fleming