The Northern Territory Government has called for expressions of interest for the development of gas pipelines between NT and QLD and/ or South Australia.

The formal call for expressions of interest follows the Governments of NT and

New South Wales recently signing of a memorandum of understanding for the promotion of a pipeline connecting the NT and eastern state gas markets and the granting of ‘major project’ status to the proposed pipeline between NT and the east coast gas grid by the NT Government in October.

While some in the industry have questioned the feasibility of such a pipeline, in addition to providing a significant boost to the

NT economy, the agreement, in part, demonstrates the NSW Government’s increased realisation of the need to proactively address the much anticipated gas shortages that are expected to face NSW as a result of the recent significant standstill on the development of gas projects in NSW.