The federal government has recently mooted a series of reforms in the gas sector, including the possibility of a national gas reservation scheme. It’s worth looking at some of the steps the industry is taking to deliver a stable and reliable gas supply.
Australia doesn’t use gas at a steady rate. Our usage rises and falls at different times of the day, and different times of the year – just like electricity. That’s why sites like the Newcastle Gas Storage Facility (NGSF) are important – to deliver a stable, and reliable source of gas on hand for residential, commercial, and industrial customers.
Natural gas is an essential Australian energy source, helping to power everything from residential hot water services, to hospitals and schools, to local industries.
The NGSF, located 20km from Newcastle in Tomago and Hexham, is one of Australia’s largest gas storage facilities. It is located strategically close to the Wilton-Newcastle trunk line and large industrial gas users, and the site is appropriately buffered from residential areas.