Next Stage Of Works For Tanami Gas Pipeline Approved By Minister

Next Stage Of Works For Tanami Gas Pipeline Approved By Minister

Northern Thunderer Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby

Commissioning Go Ahead For The Tanami Gas Pipeline

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Consent to commission means AGI Tanami can now test the pipeline by introducing gas at the pressure under which it will operate.

Once testing is successfully completed and independently verified, the pipeline will be able to go into full operational mode.

“Territory Government supports the delivery of job-creating infrastructure, so I am pleased to approve the next stage of works for the Tanami Gas Pipeline.” Minister for Primary Industry and Resources Paul Kirby said.

“Newmont’s Territory mining operations are some of the most successful gold operations in Australia. This pipeline will provide year-round, cleaner power supporting existing jobs and creating the potential for more jobs.”

Tanami Gas Pipeline will provide gas to Newmont’s Granites gold mine located approximately 550 km north-west of Alice Springs in the Tanami Desert.

Historically the mining operations have had to rely on diesel to operate, which meant a pause in production if roads became impassable and diesel could not get through.