Transportation of gas between the east and west coast

 
  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
In recent weeks there has been discussion on dusting off a plan to build a gas pipeline between the east and the west coasts of Australia. Taking me by surprise I was not aware one did not exist which made me wonder, how does gas between WA and the east coast and vice versa or is there no need at all?

I do know there is a gas pipeline between South Australia and the Northern Territory running North/South.

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  Big J Deputy Commissioner

Location: In Paradise
Good question.

My guess via ships if required. WA is major exporter and the East are major exporters eg Gladstone.

So maybe they don't need to send any East to West or vice versa?
  KRviator Moderator

Location: Up the front
ITaking me by surprise I was not aware one did not exist which made me wonder, how does gas between WA and the east coast and vice versa or is there no need at all?
NSWGR8022
There is no market (need/requirement) for WA gas to be shipped east for consumption. Typically, the Eastern gas fields have supplied domestic needs with the balance going to export. The same holds true for the WA gas fields, though they have predominately focused on export first, domestic consumption second, with no need for a transmission pipeline from the east.

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  NSWGR8022 Deputy Commissioner

Location: From the lands of Journalism and Free Speech
Thank you for attaching such a great map.  

There is a recently leveraged proposal to create a pipeline from the west to the east connecting to Adelaide and into the east coast network.  Does LPG travel on rail much in the USA and could this be a solution for Australia if the need arose?
  justapassenger Minister for Railways

Thank you for attaching such a great map.  

There is a recently leveraged proposal to create a pipeline from the west to the east connecting to Adelaide and into the east coast network.
NSWGR8022
What on earth is "recently leveraged proposal" supposed to mean? It sounds like a synonym for "load of rent-seeking bullsh!t" to me.

Does LPG travel on rail much in the USA and could this be a solution for Australia if the need arose?
NSWGR8022
You're getting your gases mixed up, we are talking about LNG here.

Rail is not currently used for LNG in the USA. Large amounts of LNG travel by pipeline and by ship. Local distribution of small amounts of LNG to customers in areas without gas mains is by truck.

The same policy would work for Australia - pipelines or ships for the long haul sectors.
  justarider Deputy Commissioner

Location: Bored at home
Thank you for attaching such a great map.  

There is a recently leveraged proposal to create a pipeline from the west to the east connecting to Adelaide and into the east coast network.  Does LPG travel on rail much in the USA and could this be a solution for Australia if the need arose?
NSWGR8022
I think that WA has read the lesson from Victoria very well. No way never, ever.

Build a pipe to Queensland, and the rent seeking bastards will suck every last gigajoule and ship it off overseas.

Stuff the local market that no longer has ANY feed stock for industry. SA gas power plants can't start up - its too damn expensive.

AND THEN,
their LNP sucks have the gall to accuse the Vic government of restricting supply by putting a ban on fracking the life out of the pastureland.

Best thing that could be done would blow the bloody thing up (sorry mods. just turn the valve off tight)
and let the QLD ports drill their own backyard. See how they go fracking the Daintree/Barrier Reef eh?

cheers
John

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