DBP Achieves Record Gas Deliveries
July 08, 2011
The combination of recent cold temperatures and maintenance to several coal fired power stations have resulted in record gas deliveries via the Dampier to Bunbury Natural Gas Pipeline (DBNGP).
On July 7, 792 terajoules was delivered to customers in Perth and the south-west being the highest ever deliveries to the region in the 26 years of the pipeline's operation and beating the previous daily record announced in 2010 by 44 terajoules.
DBP's CEO Stuart Johnston said "It's pleasing to see that the pipeline is easily capable of meeting these significant throughput demands, and it demonstrates the benefits of the $1.7 billion dollars that has been invested in expanding the pipeline since 2004. This week we transported a new daily record of 792 TJ - and we have already installed capacity to do more than that if our customers need it".
The DBNGP is WA’s key gas transmission pipeline stretching almost 1600 kilometres and linking the gas fields located in the Carnarvon Basin off the Pilbara coast with population centres and industry in the south-west of the state.