Full Bream ahead for BHP/Esso in Bass Strait

In an ominous sign for its potential competitors on the eastern seaboard, natural gas has began flowing from BHP/Esso's Bream field, one of the largest undeveloped gas resources in Bass Strait.
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Gas has flowed for the first time through the $200 million Bream pipeline, which connects the existing Bream A offshore production platform in the Gippsland Basin with the gas processing facilities at Longford in Victoria.

The 14-inch (36 cm) diameter pipeline runs 46km from Bream A and crosses the Gippsland coast near Paradise Beach, continuing a further 5km underground to an existing line north of Longford.

It has the capacity to carry more 200 million standard cubic feet of gas a day to service expanding markets in NSW and the new market of Tasmania for at least another 30 years.

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