Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche.
Queensland Resources Council chief executive Michael Roche. Mike Richards

2200 jobs on offer through Arrow Bowen pipeline

THE Queensland Resources Council claims Federal Government approval for Arrow Bowen pipeline will create hundreds of new jobs for central Queensland.

Chief executive of the industry-funded body, Michael Roche, said development of Arrow's significant Bowen Basin gas reserves would create more than 1500 construction jobs and 700 permanent jobs.

Arrow Energy also welcomed the approval of the Arrow Bowen Pipeline environmental impact assessment.

The proposed central Queensland pipeline, expected to be about 500km in length, will take coal seam gas from Moranbah in the Bowen Basin to Gladstone.

Arrow chief executive officer Andrew Faulkner said the environmental approval followed last month's Queensland Government approval of an environmental impact statement for Arrow's Bowen Basin gasfield development and the company's announcement of FEED (front-end engineering design) for the development of the Bowen Gas Project.

"The proposed pipeline is a key piece of infrastructure in our plans to bring to market our significant gas reserves in the Bowen Basin," Mr Faulkner said.

The buried pipeline will allow coal seam gas to be sent from Arrow's gas fields in the Bowen Basin to Gladstone.

The State Government approved the pipeline EIS in March last year.



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