The ACT Natural Gas Network

In the ACT, the natural gas network spans across 4,500 km of gas mains, which include 99 pressure regulating stations and supplies over 147,000 households. 

During winter, Natural Gas supplies more than 50% of the total energy need of the ACT households.

Gas in AustraliaNew gas technology transition to renewable energy

  • Transformation technologies can turn Natural Gas Resources into zero emissions with minimal changes to networks and appliances. These include BioGas Production, Hydrogen and Carbon Capture and Storage.
  • Biogas is a term that covers gaseous fuels such as biomethane or biopropane recovered from renewable sources including wastewater, food waste, landfill, agricultural or forestry waste. This means there are net-zero emissions from its use. 
  • Hydrogen is the most abundant chemical element in the universe and the third most abundant element on the Earth’s surface. Hydrogen is a clean burning fuel that only produces water vapour during combustion. Hydrogen can be used as a supplement, or as an alternative, to methane in gas networks or in fuel cells to generate heat or electricity.

Gas 2050 Vision

  • This Gas 2050 Vision report is the next step in our gas journey. It reflects the ambitions of key organisations which represent Australia’s gas sector. It shows that gaseous fuels have a pivotal role to play in Australia’s low carbon future to 2050 and beyond. Our plan is for this Vision to be refined and further developed as the role of gas in Australia’s energy mix continues to evolve.
  • Energy Networks Australia is the national industry association representing Australian electricity networks and gas distribution businesses. The Gas Vision 2050 document is available on the Energy Networks Australia website.