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Bassgas Project on the Cards for Bass Coast
Bass Coast Shire Council has been talking to representatives from Origin Energy about the possibility of a gas pipeline
By Bass Coast Shire Council - 6th August 2001 - Back to News
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Bass Coast Shire Council has been talking to representatives from Origin Energy about the possibility of a gas pipeline that would run underground through the Shire from the Yolla gas field in Bass Strait to a gas plant near Lang Lang.
Origin Energy is assessing the feasibility of the gas field in supplying natural gas, LPG and condensate to markets in Victoria and South Australia.
Origin is proposing to build a gas pipeline from the field 145km out to sea in Bass Strait. The pipeline would run along the sea bed to Kilcunda. It would then run underground to Lang Lang where a processing plant would be built.
"Council has talked to Origin about their proposed project and we have been impressed with their commitment to community consultation," said Cr. Miranda Sage, Mayor of Bass Coast Shire Council.
"They have already done quite a lot of work assessing options for potential sites and pipeline routes and the impact this will have environmentally and socially," said Cr. Sage. "Council has been impressed with their professional and consultative minded approach."
Cr. Sage said that Council’s role is one of facilitor and advocate. She said that the project could potentially have many benefits for residents such as employment opportunities and possibly even a reticulated natural gas supply. However, Council’s role as an advocate for the community means that Council will aim to ensure that the project provides the best outcomes for Bass Coast residents.
For more information about the BassGas project, contact Rolf Stork on (07) 3858 0240 or check out Origin’s website at http://www.originenergy.com.au/
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