Esso Gippsland pipeline set for 2015 replacement

The Long Island Point Plant in Victoria.

The Long Island Point Plant in Victoria.

After months of speculation, ExxonMobil Australia subsidiary, Esso Australia, is set to replace its 187 km Longford Gas Conditioning Plant to Long Island Point Plant Pipeline in Victoria.

The pipeline will allow the continued safe delivery of crude oil and condensate, and ensure the delivery of natural gas from the offshore Gippsland Basin to domestic consumers.

Pending regulatory approval, the construction of the replacement pipeline is expected to begin in late 2015.

“With an approximate project cost of $A400 million, the replacement pipeline represents another significant investment in the continuation of our Gippsland operations, which have provided crude oil, condensate, LPG and natural gas to the Australia market since operations began in 1969,” ExxonMobil Australia Chairman Richard Owen said.

Mr Owen said it is anticipated that, at its peak, the project will generate approximately 500 jobs, as well as deliver additional indirect employment opportunities.

This article originally appeared on PPO News. For more information on the Longford Gas Conditioning Plant to Long Island Point Plant Replacement Pipeline, click here.

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