The Australian Pipelines and Gas Association congratulates Jemena on reaching a major milestone in building the Northern Gas Pipeline with today’s official commencement of construction.
APGA Chief Executive Peter Greenwood said the 622km pipeline linking the Northern Territory with Australia’s east coast gas transmission network would be a significant enhancement of Australia’s national energy infrastructure.
“Jemena won the contract to build the $800 million pipeline after a tough tender contest among four bidders, proving competition is alive and well in the pipeline industry,” Mr Greenwood said.
“Indeed, since 2000, the pipeline sector has invested $10 billion in increasing capacity in the nation’s transmission pipelines by both expanding existing pipelines and building new pipelines.
“It is worth noting that this significant investment has been made by the private sector response to, or in anticipation of, market demand rather than because of regulation.
“The Northern Gas Pipeline which runs from near Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory to Mt Isa in Queensland will be a very welcome addition to this nation’s vital gas infrastructure.”
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