Esso Australia is seeking regulatory approval to install a replacement pipeline to transport crude oil and condensate between its facilities at Longford and Long Island Point, Australia.
The existing 187-km pipeline runs from the Longford gas processing and crude oil stabilization plants to the Long Island Point LPG fractionation and crude oil storage plant. The condensate is produced as a part of the gas that is produced from the Bass Strait fields.
The replacement pipeline will be constructed adjacent to the existing pipeline within existing easements held by Esso which are set aside for its crude/condensate and LPG pipelines. The pipeline will allow for continued delivery of crude/condensate and will also ensure that natural gas from the company’s offshore Gippsland operations continues to flow to Australian households and businesses.
Assuming timely approvals, construction could start in late 2014 and the pipeline completed in six to nine months.