Pipelines, Storage & Power

Aussies resurrect trans-continental pipeline concept

Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has revived plans for a trans-Australian pipeline as the country seeks to ease market tightness Australian Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull has revived plans for a trans-Australian pipeline as the country seeks to ease market tightness.
By Sally Bogle 28 April 2017 0 25684
Woodside has considered piping gas from WA to the pipeline hub in Moomba in central Australia. (Santos)

A decades-old plan to ship gas from Western Australia to the country’s eastern states is back on the table as politicians consider the options for easing the market tightness caused by Queensland LNG exporters drawing on local supplies. However, industry sources are unconvinced the plan is commercially viable.

The West-East pipeline concept has been touted by Prime Minister Malcom Turnbull as he struggles to find a federal solution to the impending gas shortages that have long been feared by large energy users and compounded by onshore...