Northern Gas Pipeline

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Jemena is proud to have commissioned the Northern Gas Pipeline (NGP) in late 2018 with first commercial operations commencing on 3 January 2019.

To encourage growth in the Northern Territory gas market Jemena has decided to offer ‘as available services’ on the NGP for the same tariff as ‘firm services’ for 2019 only.

‘As available services’ do not require a take or pay commitment but service is not guaranteed to be available until scheduled.  ‘As available’ tariffs will revert to established levels in 2020. 

If you have any questions please contact Northern Pipelines Commercial Manager Bob Boesten on 0406 403 630 or

Purchasing capacity

To find out more about purchasing capacity on the NGP, click here.

Project updates

During the construction phase of the project, Jemena published project updates and newsletters to inform the community about the progress of the NGP Project.

You can view all project updates, newsletters and media releases here.

Environmental Management Plan and Supporting Documentation

The NGP Project Environmental Management Plan can be found here.

In accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC 2015/7569) Condition 15, the Approved Rehabilitation Management Plan can be found here. The Trench Inspection Procedure can be found here.

EPBC Annual Compliance Report

In accordance with the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999 (EPBC 2015/7569) Condition 9, the Annual Compliance Reports can be found below:

2017/18 Annual Compliance Report

2018/19 Annual Compliance Report

Environmental Impact Statement /Public Environment Report

Prior to any construction taking place on the ground, a range of government licences and approvals, including a comprehensive review of the environment and the potential impacts from construction, were required.

  • Please click here to read Jemena’s Supplement to the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS)/Public Environment Report (PER) for the Northern Gas Pipeline Project, which addresses comments received during the public review period.
  • The Commonwealth Minister for the Environment has approved the construction and operation of the NGP. The Minister's decision was made under the Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999. Visit the Department of Environment and Energy's website for more information.

Map of the NGP route

The Northern Gas Pipeline will span 622km, between Tennant Creek in the Northern Territory and Mount Isa in Queensland. You can view a map of the route here (PDF).

Local content

The NGP is now operational.

Jemena built and is operating the NGP with as much local and Indigenous participation as possible. During the planning, construction, and commissioning phases, the majority of jobs were filled by residents of the Northern Territory and the Mount Isa region.

Please view this document for more information on how we engaged with Northern Territory businesses.

During construction, the following major contractors were engaged:
• McConnell Dowell, which built 422km of the 622km Northern Gas Pipeline.
• Spiecapag Australia, which completed 141km of pipeline construction in Queensland.
• Civmec, which completed the Phillip Creek Compressor Station, near Tennant Creek.
• Valmec, which completed the construction of the Mount Isa Compressor Station.

To view additional contract award information, please visit the ICN NT website here.

Business support

Jemena developed a Small to Medium Enterprise (SME) Business Investment Fund to assist eligible SMEs in the Northern Territory and Mount Isa region of western Queensland to build their capacity and capability to competitively bid for work on the NGP Project, as well as develop their longer-term business capability.

Businesses were able to access Jemena co-contribution funding from the following programs:

Northern Territory Business Growth Program:

Queensland Government Accessing Supply Chain Opportunities workshops:

Commonwealth Government skills or business development programs and Indigenous support programs:

You can read more about the SME Business Investment Fund here.