A landholders’ group has welcomed a deal between two gas companies that will see the amount of pipeline in Queensland’s Surat Basin reduced.
APLNG and Santos have agreed to share some infrastructure, including sections of pipe used to pump gas from the Surat Basin to the Gladstone export terminal in central Queensland.
The companies say it will reduce the amount of pipeline by about 140 kilometres.
Basin Sustainability Alliance spokesman David Hamilton says it is a good outcome for landholders.
“It’s an excellent idea and it’s about time the coal seam gas companies started to work together much more closely,” he said.
“I’m really pleased to hear about it because that will reduce the impact on our environment.”
However, Mr Hamilton says resource companies could do more to lessen the impact of their projects.
“The fewer pipe we have, the less infrastructure, the less impact on agriculture, the less impact on our environment so they are good things to do,” he said.