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APLNG plugs into high voltage network

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A statement on The Queensland Cabinet and Ministerial Directory’s website has announced that work is now complete on the final connection for Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) to plug into Powerlink Queensland’s new transmission network in the North West Surat Basin.

The new high voltage electricity infrastructure is powering three APLNG gas processing facilities between Roma and Wandoan, delivering coal bed methane (CBM) into the 530 km pipeline to the LNG facility on Curtis Island.

The announcement coincided with Treasurer Curtis Pitt's recent tour of APLNG's facility with APLNG CEO Page Maxson.

Mr Pitt said: “Establishing the new high voltage electricity transmission network in the North West Surat Basin facilitated the long-term viability of the resource sector […] It’s estimated that electricity demand in the North West Surat will increase from about 100 MW to 600 MW before 2016, more than peak demand for the whole Sunshine Coast and surrounding hinterland.

Origin Integrated Gas Chief Executive Officer, David Baldwin, added: “Australia Pacific LNG’s partnership with Powerlink has delivered the critical infrastructure necessary to power our business and deliver ongoing benefits to Queensland for decades to come.”

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