AGL Energy’s plans to use a floating gas terminal at Crib Point will be outlined later this month at Port Phillip Conservation Council’s annual general meeting.
The power retailer’s community relations manager Jay Gleeson will provide a presentation on AGL’s assessment of options for shipping liquefied natural gas (LNG) to Crib Point from interstate and overseas.
The company plans to inject the LNG into a pipeline supplying south-eastern Australia.
Crib Point, in Western Port, was chosen for the floating terminal after an assessment sites around Australia (“Crib Point choice for gas terminal” The News 15/8/17).
Mr Gleeson will outline of AGL’s import jetty project and its implications for Western Port Bay and Crib Point.
The company’s www.engageagl.com.au website says it will buy gas “at competitive prices from Australian and international suppliers” which would be brought by ship to Crib Point.
The LNG would be transferred to the floating terminal and converted back into gas before being piped into the existing transportation network.
“A ship that stores the liquid gas will be moored at the existing jetty at Crib Point. The gas import jetty will be connected by pipeline to an existing gas pipeline – the length of this pipeline will depend on the route between the jetty and the transmission pipeline,” the website states. “We will also need some plant and equipment for processes such as metering and odourisation to be installed on shore at the jetty.
“The use of LNG ships is an efficient way to transport gas, either internationally or from other states in Australia. LNG shipping technology was developed to enable gas to be transported over long distances where pipelines are not economical.”
Under its latest power policy the state Liberal Nationals coalition proposes that any “new” gas extracted in Victoria “would stay in Victoria for the benefit of Victorians”..
Port Phillip Baykeeper Neil Blake will also be at the meeting to speak about likely threats to the bay from population growth, urban consolidation and climate change.
He will give an update on his Baykeeper citizen science program promoting community stewardship of waterways – including his project recording recent changes to beach profiles and erosion around the bay.
The Port Phillip Conservation Council’s annual general meeting will start 7pm 30 October at the Longbeach PLACE-Chelsea Community Centre, 15 Chelsea Rd, Chelsea.