Hunter Gas Pipeline Project
Hunter Gas Pipeline Pty. Ltd. (HGP) proposes with Jemena Ltd. to build and operate a high pressure, underground (minimum depth of cover 750mm) steel gas pipeline to transport gas from the proposed Narrabri Gas Project to Newcastle via, Gunnedah, Quirindi, Scone, Muswellbrook, Singleton and Maitland.
HGP has Development Approval in place from the NSW Department of Planning and The Australian Federal Government, (see "Approvals" section on this website).
The the 420 kilometre pipeline is designed with offtake points at regional towns along the route, as well as the Hunter Valley, Newcastle and the Domestic NSW Market, including the Sydney Basin via the existing Newcastle to Sydney gas pipeline owned and operated by Jemena.
The diameter of the proposed pipeline will be between 16"(inches) to 20"(inches), with final decision depending on the market demand.
HGP will be designed and constructed in accordance with the Australian Standard AS2885-2008 Pipeline- Gas and Liquid Petroleum.
The corridor was selected to ensure minimum impact on communities, landowners and the environment.
It is anticipated that the HGP will provide 350 construction jobs and 20 operational and maintenance jobs. Investment cost is estimated to be $500 million.
The Narrabri Gas Project and HGP will secure the gas and electricity future of NSW households & businesses by securely delivering competitively priced gas for manufacturing, heating and electricity generation during peak load periods.