|North Queensland Gas Pipeline Description||Pipeline description|
The North Queensland Gas Pipeline (NQGP), also known as the Moranbah to Townsville Gas Pipeline, is a transmission pipeline located in north-east Queensland. The pipeline is owned by Palisade and is operated by AGL and Arrow Energy through a jointly owned company called EIM.
The NQGP is 391 km in length, has a diameter of 304 mm and a capacity of 108 TJ/day.
The NQGP supplies gas from the Moranbah gas processing plant to large industrial customers in Townsville, such as the Yabulu gas fired power station and the Queensland nickel and copper refineries. The gas is sourced from coal seam gas fields in the Bowen basin which are located near Moranbah and are jointly owned by AGL and Arrow Energy.
The NQGP is currently a non-scheme pipeline, and is subject to the access regime for non-scheme pipelines under Chapter 6A of the NGL and Part 23 of the NGR.
The NQGP was constructed in 2004 by Enertrade (a Queensland government owned corporation). In 2007, AGL and Arrow Energy (each with a 50 per cent interest) acquired Enertrade’s assets that included the NQGP and the Yabulu power station. The NQGP was subsequently sold to Victorian Funds Management Corporation in 2008, which then sold the NQGP to Palisade in 2015.