There have been a number of newspaper articles recently about the Queensland Hunter Pipeline and the proposal to build a pipeline through the Hunter Valley.

Santos is not working with Queensland Hunter Pipeline and has no plans to send any of the gas from the Narrabri Gas Project via that proposed pipeline route through the Hunter Valley.

Santos has always been clear that the natural gas from the Narrabri Gas Project will be made available to the NSW domestic market.

Santos has entered into a Project Development Agreement with the APA Group to construct a proposed pipeline running south west from Narrabri to join into the Moomba to Sydney pipeline. This pipeline – the Western Slopes Pipeline – will be the most efficient and timely way to bring much needed natural gas to the NSW domestic market.

More information on APA’s Western Slopes Pipeline is available at www.apa.com.au

Bruce Clement
Santos Vice President Asia, NSW & WA Oil Assets