Natural Gas Daily Australia & Oceania Pipelines, Storage & Power
Aussies resurrect trans-continental pipeline concept28 April 2017
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 restrictions on developing unconventional gas in several eastern states.
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