Gas processing plant to be built near Wandoan

The Queensland Government has awarded a licence to allow a gas processing plant to be built near Wandoan as part of energy company Jemena’s $140 million Atlas gas pipeline project.

Jemena plans to build the facility, which will process gas from Senex Energy’s Project Atlas, on land about 20km to the west of Wandoan.

It will be the first domestic-only gas processing plant in Queensland.

Under the company’s plan, gas from Senex’s wells would be compressed at the 40 terajoule a day processing plant and transported via pipeline to the Wallumbilla Gas Hub to be distributed.

Community information sessions will be held in Wandoan and surrounding towns.

Jemena has already awarded construction company Valmec a $22 million contract to build its processing plant.