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Apply to License a Gas Processing Plant

A gas processing plant is first approved by a Minister of the Economy’s Order, and is then followed by a facility licence application to authorize the construction and operation of the plant.

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1. Guidance

A natural gas processing plant removes impurities from raw gas produced from wells (oil and gas) to make pipeline-quality, dry natural gas. The process includes removal of oil, water, condensate, sulphur, and carbon dioxide, as well as the separation of natural gas liquids.

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2. Eligibility

To apply for a natural gas processing plant Minister’s Order, the application must meet the standard conditions and approval provisions outlined in Directive PNG001: Facility License Requirements.

The applicant must have an Integrated Resource Information System (IRIS) account and the appropriate permissions assigned by their IRIS Security Administrator.


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3. How to Apply

  1. Assemble the required attachments outlined in the Application for a Gas Processing Plant Guideline.
  2. Complete the Public Notice Process, if required.
  3. Log in to IRIS and complete the appropriate application process for authorization and attach the required documents.
    • The completed Public Notice Process package, documented objections, and required consents are sent as a separate document, if applicable.
Once an application packages is submitted through IRIS it cannot be modified by the applicant. Any subsequent changes or additions require resubmission.
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4. Apply

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5. Further Information

Once the gas processing plant receives authorization through a Minister’s Order, the operator can apply for a facility licence through IRIS.

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