NSW approval for $1.2billion pipeline

A $1.2 billion pipeline that could cut the cost of transporting gas from Queensland to NSW by 40 per cent has won NSW planning approval, offering the hope of cheaper gas in the Newcastle region by the time AGL Energy’s Liddell coal-powered generator closes.

The Australian Financial Review is reporting the proposed 820-kilometre Hunter Gas Pipeline would run from Queensland’s gas hub at Wallumbilla, near Roma, to Newcastle, via Moree and the Hunter Valley.

It would run adjacent to Santos’s planned Narrabri coal seam gas project, offering an alternative route to market to APA Group’s Western Slopes pipeline proposaland could supply gas power generation that may help replace Liddell.

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