AGL Energy Limited (AGL) today resumed the transportation of flowback water from its Waukivory Pilot, part of the Gloucester Gas Project in NSW, for lawful offsite treatment and disposal.
AGL has engaged Toxfree Solutions, one of Australia’s major waste management service providers, to transport and treat flowback water at its licensed facility, and subsequently lawfully dispose of the treated water.
The flowback water will be taken to Toxfree’s Narangba plant in Brisbane’s north for treatment to the standards set by the Queensland Department of Environment and Heritage Protection and Toxfree’s trade waste agreement. The plant is one of the most advanced waste treatment facilities in Australia.
There is approximately 2.7 megalitres of flowback water to be removed from the Waukivory site – about the same amount of water as is contained in an Olympic-sized swimming pool. Removal and treatment of the water is expected to take approximately three months.
AGL holds all necessary government and regulatory approvals for this work to take place.
This arrangement means Tiedmans East Dam currently won’t be used to store flowback water.
AGL remains in discussions with other waste disposal service providers for options to treat the flowback water and dispose of treated water in New South Wales.
AGL is one of Australia's leading integrated energy companies and is the largest ASX listed owner, operator and developer of renewable energy generation in the country. Drawing on over 175 years of experience, AGL operates retail and merchant energy businesses, power generation assets and an upstream gas portfolio. AGL has one of Australia's largest retail energy and dual fuel customer bases. AGL has a diverse power generation portfolio including base, peaking and intermediate generation plants, spread across traditional thermal generation as well as renewable sources including hydro, wind, landfill gas and biomass. AGL is taking action toward creating a sustainable energy future for investors, communities and customers.