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Macedon gas field possible supplier to domestic gas market in Western Australia; change in gas delivery standards needed

Posted by gasweek on 17 October, 2007

BHP Billiton’s Macedon gas field off the West Australian coast was coming into play as a possible supplier to the domestic gas market, wrote Nigel Wilson in The Australian (12/10/2007, p. 22). Field could supply 20 per cent of WA gas demand: Development of the field could lead to up to 150 million terajoules being supplied daily — about 20 per cent of the state’s daily gas demand. Macedon was a reservoir estimated to contain 12 trillion cubic feet of gas located about 50km north of Exmouth. It had been blocked from supplying customers in Western Australia because it did not meet the tight specifications for delivery into the Dampier-to-Bunbury pipeline system. These had been designed in the 1980s to cater for gas from the North West Shelf gas project.

Report recommends change in gas delivery standards: A report by state and federal government officials to ministerial councils on petroleum resources and energy had recommended the WA Government change its gas delivery standards to bring them into line with the national standard.

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