Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution

Natural Gas Transmission & Distribution

Natural gas provides an affordable, clean energy solution that will assist Australia in the transition to a carbon-constrained environment. Now, and in years to come, the gas industry and gas transmission jobs play a significant role in Queensland’s continued strong economic and regional development while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. The gas industry is a major supplier of energy to Queensland, supplying around 30% of industry needs and 20% to residential homes.

Gas transmission and distribution refers to the supply of natural gas via transmission and distribution pipelines and Liquid Petroleum Gas (LPG) via cylinders to domestic, commercial and industrial customers. It does not refer to the extraction of gas from its source, nor the installation or maintenance of gas appliances within domestic or manufacturing environments.

A career in the gas transmission and distribution industry could involve one or more of the following:

  • Design of transmission/distribution/processing/storage systems
  • Construction and maintenance of those systems
  • Commissioning and decommissioning of systems
  • Metering and billing of customers

Typical occupations in gas and transmission distribution include the following:

  • Engineers
  • Project managers
  • Line managers
  • Field supervisors
  • Instrument and electrical technicians
  • Mechanical technicians
  • Electrical technicians
  • Technical support and gas control