Video Day 3: How gas is processed - and emus!

10 August 2015

Origin buddied up with Kayte, aka Mrs Woog, from Woogsworld.com to embark on a road trip adventure to discover a little more about how energy actually gets to our homes. Join her as she uncovers just how she's able to turn on her kettle every morning.

Not so long ago, I packed my bags and set off on a road trip down the Great Ocean Road with Origin to find out exactly where my energy comes from. 

The first few days of my road trip were eye opening! You might recall, I was given some handy tips to help cut down my energy bill (sigh of relief) and visited the place where it begins - I saw how natural gas is drawn up from deposits below ocean beds at Halladale. If you missed out, catch-up on the first few days of my road trip!

Watch Day 1 - Lightbulb moments

Watch Day 2 - Natural gas production

Day 3 - How gas is processed

How gas is processed at a natural gas plant

Down at the gas plant - pipes and gloves!

The gas arrives via pipelines – and I arrived layered in even more warm clothing. This place was bone numbingly cold, even on a beautiful sunny day.

Josh, the Operations Field Manager, showed me around the natural gas plant. He was a very patient man and wasn’t fazed by my rapid-fire of questions. He had all the answers and explained everything in layperson’s terms. He’s a straightshooter.

The towers were impressive, much larger than I expected, and everything was spotless. Josh explained how these large towers filter the gas into specific products. I saw exactly where the gas in your BBQ tank comes from – and the gas that powers your stovetop. 

The main thing I learnt at Otway Gas Plant was that the plant acts like a big filtration system (oh, and that the employees love a laugh!)


"Josh explained how these large towers filter the gas into specific products. I saw exactly where the gas in your BBQ tank comes from – and the gas that powers your stovetop."


Next on my journey I set off to visit Mortlake Power Station. Yep, a real power plant! Join me as we go inside an actual generator (don't worry - the plant wasn't fired up that day!), and see what my Origin buddy Dave cooks up for the monthly lunch special!

Watch part 4 of Kayte's road trip

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Authored by Kayte Murphy

Kayte Murphy (Mrs Woog) is a mouthy 40-something housewife from the burbs. In her blog Woogsworld she shares her thoughts about all kinds of things like family, politics, food, travel, some very lame attempts at fashion, social issues, wine, cheese. And she writes a lot about laundry. Mrs Woog is pretty much running late all the time, and will more often or not turn up somewhere with food spilt down her top.

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