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OAGT industry quiz

Test your knowledge of the oil and gas industry with our new weekly Wednesday quiz.


  1. Which country was the largest exporter of LNG in 2020?
  2. What is the oldest oil pipeline in Australia?
  3. What is the oldest natural gas pipeline in Australia?
  4. What year was APPEA established?
  5. The current CEO of the Australian Pipelines & Gas Association (APGA) is?
  6. What is the lightest element on the periodic table?
  7. At what temperature does gas liquify?
  8. How far underground are deposits of coal seam gas typically found?
  9. One petajoule is the equivalent of how many  gigawatt hours?
  10. The design, construction, testing, operations and maintenance of high-pressure gas transmission pipelines made of steel are underpinned by which Australian Standard (AS)?

Answers to the questions are listed below. 




  1. In 2020, Australia overtook Qatar as the worlds biggest LNG exporter.
  2. The Moonie to Brisbane pipeline was the first Australian pipeline built for oil transportation. It was completed in 1964 and was 306 kilometres long. At that time, it was the longest high-pressure pipeline in Australia.
    Read more about its history at our sister site The Australian Pipeliner:
    Source: https://www.apga.org.au/pipeline-facts-and-figures
  3. The 440km Roma to Brisbane pipeline came into operation in March 1969 and is Australia’s oldest natural gas pipeline.
    Source:  https://www.apga.org.au/pipeline-facts-and-figures#:~:text=The%20440km%20Roma%20to%20Brisbane,Australia’s%20oldest%20natural%20gas%20pipeline.
  4.  APPEA was established in 1959.
  5. Steve Davies is the current CEO of the APGA.
    Source: https://www.apga.org.au/our-board
  6. Hydrogen is the lightest element.
    Source: https://sciencing.com/lightest-elements-8577396.html
  7. Liquified Natural Gas (LNG) is produced by cooling gas to -161°C.
    Source: https://www.originenergy.com.au/blog/fast-facts-about-lng/
  8.  Coal seam gas is natural gas found in coal deposits, typically 300-600 metres underground. Source: https://www.environment.gov.au/water/coal-and-coal-seam-gas/about
  9. One petajoule is 1015 joules or 278 gigawatt hours.
    Source: https://www.energy.gov.au/sites/default/files/2016-australian-energy-statistics-info3.pdf
  10. Australian Standard 2885.
    Source: https://www.apga.org.au/pipeline-facts-and-figures#:~:text=The%20440km%20Roma%20to%20Brisbane,Australia’s%20oldest%20natural%20gas%20pipeline.

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