The new 60km pipeline link between Queensland’s first domestic-only gas project and the east coast market has been completed.

Senex Energy announced that Jemena has completed the 60km pipeline that will connect Senex’s Atlas gas project to the Queensland Gas Pipeline at Wallumbilla and on to market.

Queensland Minister for Natural Resources, Mines and Energy, Dr Anthony Lynham, said this is a major milestone in securing domestic gas supply.

“Manufacturers need gas as a feedstock and an energy source, and the completion of this pipeline brings the Project Atlas gas one step closer to market,” Dr Lynham said.

“Senex’s Project Atlas is the first gas venture created by this government’s innovative domestic market policy, and Queensland continues to set the pace on gas supply and policy.”

Project Atlas is on 58km2 of land the Queensland Government granted for domestic-only gas production in March 2018.

Once online, Project Atlas will feed coal seam gas to Jemena’s 15PJ per annum gas processing facility connected to the 60km buried pipeline that will process and transport gas from Wandoan in south-west Queensland’s Surat Basin to the Wallumbilla Hub.

First gas is expected by the end of this calendar year.

Since 2015, the Queensland Government has released more than 39,000 km2 of land for gas exploration.

Blocks from these releases have been awarded to Senex Energy, Central Petroleum, Armour Energy, Chi Oil and Gas, Santos, Shell and APLNG.

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