Queensland Greenlights Origin Energy's Aussie LNG Pipeline

Law360, New York (September 27, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT) -- The Australian state of Queensland has allowed Origin Energy Ltd. to start building two sections of what will eventually be a 530-kilometer pipeline carrying coal bed gas to partner ConocoPhillips Co.'s planned liquefied natural gas facilities in eastern Australia, the state announced Thursday.

The pipeline, a major part of the upstream component of the Conoco and Origin's Australia Pacific LNG project, has now cleared all the major environmental regulatory hurdles and can proceed quickly with construction, according to a statement from Jeff Seeney, Queensland's minister of...
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