The Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP), the major gas pipeline connecting the North West Shelf gas fields near Dampier with markets principally located in the South West of Western Australia, is WA’s most significant gas transmission asset. A possible connection point to the DBNGP is located less than 0.3km from Project.
The DBNGP can provide natural gas as a back-up fuel or blending fuel for a potential dual-fuelled peaking power plant at the Project.
Furthermore, it has been shown to be technically feasible for up to 9% hydrogen to be injected in the DBNGP at the Project’s location, for dispatch to potential future customers. However, legislative amendments and approvals will be required to allow the injection of any quantity of hydrogen into a gas transmission or distribution system. Federal and State governments have begun the process of amending national gas laws and regulations to bring hydrogen blends, biomethane and other renewable gases under the national gas regulatory framework, to potentially allow the injection of hydrogen into the natural gas pipeline.