Tas Gas Networks (TGN) is the owner and operator of the natural gas distribution network in Tasmania. TGN commenced operations in 2003 as the Tasmanian Government’s preferred partner in rolling out the gas distribution network in Tasmania, following on from Duke Energy’s building of the Tasmanian Gas Pipeline from Longford in Victoria.
The construction of the network was divided into two major stages. The first stage of the project, which was completed in July 2005, involved the laying of 100 km of gas pipe in the urban areas of Hobart, Launceston, Longford, Westbury, Bell Bay, Wynyard and Devonport.
The second stage, which was completed in April 2007, involved laying further 612 km of gas pipe across Hobart, Launceston, Burnie and Devonport. Since 2003, TGN has rolled out 789km of gas network throughout Tasmania, making gas available to more than 58,000 Tasmanian properties.
TGN distributes Natural Gas in Tasmania in the following locations at a maximum quantity of gas transportable through each gas gate in a 24 hour period:
|Location||Standard Cubic Metres per day|
|Bell Bay (Georgetown)||144,000|
Up to the maximum quantity of gas transportable through each gas gate, there are no physical or technical characteristics that may affect access to the pipeline.
To check if your property fronts the natural gas network, please check your address with our pipeline locator.
In addition to being a natural gas distributor, TGN also owns and operates a natural gas transmission pipeline, which transports natural gas from the Ulverstone Offtake Facility in Gawler to the Simplot Metering Facility in Ulverstone. At the Simplot Metering Facility, the gas is filtered, heated and pressure regulated. After heating, the supply is divided into two streams. One stream provides for natural gas supply to Simplot, the second stream is capable of supplying up to 144,000scm per day to the Ulverstone township and supplies a small residential subdivision on the southern side of Bass Highway. The nameplate rating of the transmission pipeline is 156,000scm per day.
TGN, through its fast-fill Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) facility at Selfs Point, Hobart, is able to provide a competitive fuel option for businesses in the local area.
TGN currently provides this competitive fuel service to the Hobart City Council who adopted CNG for its fleet in 2009 and was the foundation customer. TGN continues to pursue opportunities in the local market.
CNG produces lower emissions than other fossil fuels – CNG’s particulate matter and nitrogen oxide emissions are lower than diesel, petrol and hybrid vehicles. CNG vehicles have been tried and proven interstate and overseas. “There are more than 12 million CNG purpose-built vehicles worldwide and about 2500 CNG buses operating in Australia’s metropolitan areas.”
For further information contact us here.