APA Group to build new gas pipeline in WA

The APA Group plans to build a 580-km, 304-mm diameter gas pipeline to connect emerging fields in the North Perth basin to the goldfields region in Western Australia.


APA will invest up to A$460 million in the new Northern Goldfields Interconnect (NGI), which is scheduled to be operational by mid-2022.


The NGI will form part of the Western Australian gas grid by connecting to APA’s existing Goldfields Gas Pipeline (GGP) which in turn connects to the company’s major Eastern Goldfields network.


This will form an interconnected pipeline network covering around 2,700 km.


The new piece NGI section of the interconnected grid will add capacity to the overall system as well as increase gas supply options for customers, said Rob Wheals, APA chief executive officer and managing director.


The project could provide a new market for petroleum explorers and producers in the Perth

basin such as the Strike Energy-led joint venture at the developing Erregulla gas field.


Source: Oil & Gas Journal