Riverland Pipeline System

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The Riverland Pipeline System is an operating system of natural gas pipelines.[1]

Location

The pipeline system runs from Angaston, South Australia through Sedan to Berri, South Australia.

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Project Details

  • Operator: APA Group
  • Parent Company: AGN
  • Current Capacity: 5.6 terajoules per day (5.2 million cubic feet per day)
  • Length: 147 Miles / 237 kilometers
  • Status: Operating
  • Start Year: 1995

Background

The Riverland Pipeline System is a natural gas transmission pipeline supplying gas to the Riverland region of South Australia. It is owned by Australian Gas Networks (formerly Envestra) and operated by the APA Group. The pipeline was built in 1995 by South Australian Gas Company and transferred to Envestra when it was privatised in 1997.[1] The pipeline is a buried steel pipeline with nominal outside diameter of 114.3 mm (4.5 in) with 3 mm (.12 in) wall thickness. The Maximum Allowable Operating Pressure is 10,000 kilopascals (1,500 psi). Most of the pipe is buried to a depth of 600-900 mm (24-35 in) but it is deeper and has thicker walls in areas of high risk such as under road crossings.[2]

The Riverland Pipeline is supplied by gas from the Angaston lateral on the Moomba Adelaide Pipeline System (MAPS). The main pipeline runs from Angaston to Berri, South Australia in the Riverland with a lateral supply line branching near Sedan, South Australia to Murray Bridge, South Australia. Gas can also be delivered to Mildura, Victoria via the Mildura Pipeline connection at Berri.[1]

The Riverland Pipeline was covered by the NGL under the Gas Code until 1999, but has not been subject to that regulation since 1999.[1]

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