Archive for May, 2014

Premier warns over Browse WA gas supply

The West Australian


Premier Colin Barnett warned the Woodside Petroleum-led Browse consortium yesterday that he would use his increased bargaining power to force them to supply WA with domestic gas as well as help fund a supply base at James Price Point.

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Saturday, May 17th, 2014 Environs Kimberley, Gas, Indigenous, James Price Point, Marine, Mining, National Heritage Comments Off

Development in northern Western Australia held up by red tape, high living costs, MPs told


Erin Parke and Gian De Poloni

High living costs and government red tape are inhibiting economic growth in Western Australia’s north, a parliamentary committee investigating the development of northern Australia has heard.

A public hearing of the Inquiry into the Development of Northern Australia was held in Broome and MPs heard from more than a dozen organisations about what could be done to boost populations and productivity in the Kimberley.

Diversification essential to future growth

Challenges to establishing permanent populations

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Tuesday, May 6th, 2014 Fitzroy River, Indigenous, National Heritage, Ord, Special Events, Uncategorized, Water Comments Off

Woodside, Barnett agree on Browse base

Energy News Premium

Noel Dyson

A SUPPLY base being established to support the floating LNG processing of Browse Basin gas looks more likely, with Woodside managing director and CEO Peter Coleman saying he supports it.

Putting a supply base in Western Australia was one of the conditions Premier Colin Barnett put on the state renewing the portion of the retention leases covering those gas fields that are within WA waters.

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Thursday, May 1st, 2014 Gas, James Price Point, Marine, Mining, National Heritage Comments Off