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Gas pipeline out for feedback

An Arrow Energy community information session held in Dalby.
An Arrow Energy community information session held in Dalby. Dalby Herald

IT IS a one-metre-wide steel pipe that will deliver almost 3000 jobs for Central Queensland and $128 million for workers in the region.

Arrow Energy's gigantic Bowen Pipeline project is now out for public consultation following the company's delivery of its environmental impact statement.

The EIS spells out the magnitude of the coal seam gas scheme - a 580km gas pipe from 90km north of Moranbah to west of Gladstone where the gas will be then delivered to Arrow's future gas plant on Curtis Island.

It will run through four local government areas - Isaac, Rockhampton, Whitsunday and Gladstone - and require 693 fly-in, fly-out construction workers, then just 15 after it's finished.

Arrow's economic predictions suggest it will indirectly create 2952 full-time jobs as the pipe is laid.

As it is built over 15 months - due to begin in April, 2016 - it will approach 119 homes and consume 192,800 tonnes of pipe delivered to the Port of Mackay and another 61,800 tonnes delivered to Gladstone's port.

Arrow hopes to start pumping gas in 2017.

The giant pipe will be welded together in 800m long strings - more than 700 of them - which will duck under the Bruce, Peak Downs, Burnett and Capricorn highways and a number of waterways.

Arrow has even described what it would do with the snaking pipeline if it was ever to outlive its usefulness.

In short, it would leave it where it lies.

The pipe either filled with non-corrosive water so it could one day be brought back to life, or otherwise filled with water and left to rot underground.

"Removing the pipe from the ground is unlikely to be an environmentally or commercially viable option," the report reads.

The pipeline would apparently not cross any "strategic cropping land", but most of its journey from Moranbah to Gladstone would be through rural farming areas.

An Arrow Energy spokeswoman declined to comment on the release of the EIS, a development hoop governed by state legislation.

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