APLNG's proposed acquisition of Origin's Ironbark gas project


  • Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited


  • Origin Energy ATP 788P Pty Limited


Proposed acquisition of Origin Energy ATP 788P Pty Ltd (Ironbark) by Australia Pacific LNG Pty Limited (APLNG). 

Ironbark is a wholly Origin-owned proposed coal seam gas project located in the Surat Basin.  

Market inquiries

Submissions are invited from interested parties regarding the proposed acquisition of Origin’s Ironbark gas project by APLNG by 15 March 2019.

Submissions should be forwarded electronically (preferably in PDF format) to mergers@accc.gov.au with the title: “Submission re: APLNG/Ironbark gas project - attention Madeleine Houghton / Andrew Sudol.”

Alternatively, submissions may be mailed to the Merger Investigations Branch, ACCC, GPO Box 3131
Canberra ACT 2601.

Following 15 March 2019, queries regarding the ACCC's review may be addressed to Madeleine Houghton / Andrew Sudol at mergers@accc.gov.au.

For more details please refer to the Market Inquiries letter below.

Market inquiries

Document title Date


01/03/2019ACCC commenced review under the Merger Process Guidelines.
15/03/2019Closing date for submissions from interested parties.
04/04/2019ACCC requested further information from APLNG. Former provisional date for announcement of findings (2 May) delayed. ACCC will announce a proposed decision date in due course.

Project staff

  • Madeleine Houghton
  • Andrew Sudol

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