Fortescue mulls second Pilbara gas pipeline

A map of FMG's Pilbara assets.

A map of FMG's Pilbara assets.

A new gas pipeline in Western Australia’s Pilbara is still on the cards for Fortescue Metals Group (FMG), although there are no immediate plans for development.

A possible second pipeline, following the completion of the 270 km Fortescue River Gas Pipeline in May 2015, was raised by FMG Development Director Peter Meurs at the Australian Petroleum Production and Exploration Association (APPEA) 2015 Conference, also in May, flagging a potential pipeline extension to the Chichester hub.

However, an FMG spokesperson told PPO News that while there are currently no plans to extend the pipeline due to the company’s current restrictions on spending, it remains an option for the resources major.

“Gas is a naturally occurring resource in WA.  It is a cleaner and greener resource and the best energy source for our industry, and for our state,” the FMG spokesperson told PPO News.

This article originally appeared on PPO News. For more information on Fortescue’s plans for WA’s Pilbara, click here.

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