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    Oz Tanami Pipe to be Commissioned

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The Northern Territory (NT) government has decided to grant a conditional consent to commission and operate the pipeline.

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Oz Tanami Pipe to be Commissioned

Australian gas infrastructure firm Australian Gas Infrastructure Group (AGIG) has received an approval for its Tanami gas pipeline, it said February 6.

The Northern Territory (NT) government has decided to grant a conditional consent to commission and operate the Tanami pipeline infrastructure, AGIG said. The company can now test the pipeline by introducing gas at the pressure under which it will operate.

NT minister for primary industry and resources, Paul Kirby, said once testing is successfully completed and independently verified, the pipeline will be able to go into full operational mode.

The 440-kilometre pipeline will transport natural gas to Newmont Mining Corporation's Tanami mine sites, about 540km north-west of Alice Springs, in the Northern Territory.

The pipeline connects to the existing Amadeus gas pipeline, about 180km north-west of Alice Springs, and links up with supply of gas to Newmont’s Tanami facilities.