Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Waiting Game with Pipe; Coal Seam Gas Transfer Materials Welcomed by Some but Not by Others

Newspaper article The Observer (Gladstone, Australia)

Waiting Game with Pipe; Coal Seam Gas Transfer Materials Welcomed by Some but Not by Others

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Byline: Kieran Moran

THE first shipment of coal seam gas (CSG) line pipe arrived in Gladstone yesterday.

QGC Pty Limited, the Australian business of BG Group and operator of the QCLNG Project, ordered the pipe in March to ensure it would arrive in time to meet the project's construction schedule.

A spokesman for QGC said the shipment had arrived aboard the break-bulk carrier, Regina Oldendorf.

It is the first of 19 that are scheduled to arrive in Gladstone and Brisbane over the next year.

C[pounds sterling]Each shipment will include about 2500 12-metre pipes, each with a diameter of about a metre (or 42 inches),C[yen] the spokesman said.

C[pounds sterling]The pipe will be stored at Gladstone and Brisbane before being railed to Biloela and Miles later this year.C[yen]

C[pounds sterling]The pipeline includes a 194km section in the gas fields around Chinchilla and a 334km main export line from near Miles to Gladstone.C[yen]

Surat Basin environmentalist Drew Hutton from Friends of the Earth said the pipeline put the Great Artesian Basin at risk and the health of those living near gas infrastructure was imperilled. …

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