Archive for October, 2013

Broome Port states case for future Buru oil contract


The Broome Port Authority has congratulated Wyndham Port on securing an oil export contract but says it is in a good position to take over the contract in the future.

Buru Energy plans to use Wyndham to temporarily export crude oil from the Canning Basin to Singapore.┬áThe company says Wyndham is a short-term solution because of its size limitations and 1,000 kilometre distance from Buru’s oil field.

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Friday, October 18th, 2013 Canning Basin, Mining, Onshore Oil & Gas Comments Off

Green group rejects push for environmental approvals handover


A conservation group says Government and industry will live to regret a so-called streamlining of the environmental approvals process for major projects.

Federal Cabinet yesterday signed off on plans to hand over responsibility for environmental approvals to the states.

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Thursday, October 17th, 2013 Environs Kimberley, National Heritage, Uncategorized Comments Off

A little re-gasing to satisfy the State

The West Australian

Peter Klinger

The Woodside Browse consortium is expected to consider building a re-gasification terminal on the North West coast as a way of satisfying the requirements of WA’s domestic gas policy.

That way, it could use a smaller, purpose-built LNG tanker to deliver gas volumes into the State’s market, most likely through Broome or Karratha.

“There are loads of little re-gas terminals in Europe, Broome has got a little re-gas terminal,” the source said.

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Saturday, October 12th, 2013 Gas, James Price Point, Mining Comments Off

Stress benefits cane toad survival


Tyne McConnon

Most animals would die if they were stuck in a desert with temperatures souring into the 40′s but not the resilient cane toad.

A group of Australian scientists have found when toads are under environmental stress they release a hormone which allows them to balance water loss.

The research focused on toads found in the Tanami Desert which straddles the border of WA and the Northern Territory.

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Friday, October 11th, 2013 Cane Toads, Water Comments Off

Woodside pulls down infrastructure at controversial proposed LNG processing site near Broome


Plans for a controversial gas precinct north of Broome have come to a symbolic end with Woodside pulling down its infrastructure at the site and replanting vegetation.

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Thursday, October 10th, 2013 Gas, Indigenous, James Price Point, Mining, National Heritage Comments Off