Arrow Energy is remediating the site of a diesel fuel spill which was reported at 4pm today near Moranbah in Central Queensland. Approximately 3000 litres spilled from a diesel storage tank, near Arrow infrastructure which is part of the company's Moranbah Gas Project.
The spill footprint was limited to an area of approximately 10m long and 2m wide. It occurred on cleared land and there has been no impact to natural water courses, ponds or aquifers.
Remediation work began immediately to industrially vacuum the spilled fuel. Sand was then spread over the remaining diesel and excavation commenced. Excavation will be completed tomorrow morning and waste with then removed to a government regulated containment area. Arrow has notified the Department of Environment and Resource Management (DERM), the landholder, and the neighbouring properties. The company is now working with DERM to determine any environmental impact. Arrow is looking into the cause of the spill.
Arrow Energy is the operator of the Moranbah Gas Project, in which AGL is a joint venture partner.
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About Arrow Energy Pty Ltd
Arrow Energy is one of the largest integrated energy companies in Australia with five gas producing projects in the Surat and Bowen Basins and interests in three gas-fired power stations. Arrow currently provides approximately 20 per cent of Queensland's gas and electric needs.
In 2010 Arrow was acquired by Royal Dutch Shell and PetroChina in a 50/50 joint venture partnership. We are currently expanding our CSG exploration activities across Queensland and northern New South Wales, and are delivering a major CSG to liquefied natural gas (LNG) project to meet an international demand for cleaner energy. Arrow's key priority is the safety of our employees, contractors and those people living in the communities in which we operate. Arrow has offices located in Brisbane, Gladstone, Moranbah and Dalby.