Apply for a pipeline licence


Energy pipelines convey energy-producing hydrocarbons like oil, gas or condensates at a pressure above 1050kPa.

Constructing and operating a high-pressure energy pipeline is a multi-stage process.

This guide provides information on how to apply for an energy pipelines licence for a petroleum pipeline.

Before you apply for a licence you must identify the proposed pipeline route and access points.

Contact the Energy Division at the start of your energy pipeline project for information about how to apply, the laws and other requirements.

Energy pipelines are administered under the Energy Pipelines Act 1981 and Energy Pipelines Regulations 2001.

When they are in the three nautical mile strip of Northern Territory coastal waters they are administered under the Petroleum (Submerged Lands) Act 1981.

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Last updated: 04 February 2020

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