Discussing the company’s plans at the 2014 South East Asia Australia Onshore and Offshore Conference, APA Group Executive – Transmission Rob Wheals said route fly-overs have commenced, along with the evaluation of environmental considerations and project construction cost estimates.

The latest pipeline option is a 700 km pipeline connecting the NT to the Carpentaria Gas Pipeline.

APA had previously flagged two possible options for the link, with one being an 620 km pipeline from Tennant Creek to Mt Isa for an estimated cost of $A900 million, and the second being a 1,100 km pipeline from Alice Spring...