Arrow Bowen Pipeline

The proposed Arrow Bowen Pipeline (ABP) is a buried high-pressure steel pipeline to bring coal seam gas from the Bowen Basin to a gas hub 22km north west of Gladstone.

ABP entered front-end engineering design (FEED) in late 2014 and was successfully completed at the end of 2015.

The proposed route

The pipeline corridor has been selected. The exact pipeline route within the corridor is being refined in response to landholder requirements, cultural heritage, engineering, and environmental constraints and government feedback. The changes to-date have reduced the pipeline's length and its impacts.

You can view the latest route revision here.


We'll need to clear a 40m easement (right-of-way, ROW) to work safely and minimise impacts on the surrounding land.

At any point along the construction ROW, work will last around three to six months, with favourable weather.

After construction, the ROW will be rehabilitated so normal activities can resume.

Regulatory process

The pipeline's environmental impact statement (EIS) was approved by Queensland Government in March 2013. The pipeline received environmental approval by the Federal Government on 8 October 2014.

View the Arrow Bowen Pipeline EIS.

The pipeline’s Environmental Authority (EA) was approved by Queensland Government in November 2016.