LNG rivals link Curtis Island gas pipelines to ensure supply
TWO of the three LNG proponents on Curtis Island have officially signed an agreement to share pipelines.
Santos GLNG and QGC on Thursday signed the agreement to link major pipelines in two places - one on the western side of The Narrows Crossing near Mt Larcom, and one on Curtis Island.
Santos vice-president GLNG downstream Rod Duke said links would help both companies run their LNG plants more efficiently.
"The interconnect points will enable gas to flow from one project to the other when necessary, for example to allow for LNG plant downtime and planned maintenance to occur without interrupting either project's gas field operations," Mr Duke said.
"Ultimately it means the two companies will be able to buy, sell and swap gas at these points during scheduled and unscheduled events, therefore maximising plant productivity."
Construction of the links is due in 2014. Santos GLNG will deliver first gas mid-2015, while QCG's project is expected to deliver next year.