Archive for June, 2014
A group of Kimberley traditional owners has agreed to allow oil and gas company Buru Energy to start fracking on its land.
The decision is in stark contrast to the 1970s where a clash between the Noonkanbah community and a different oil company led to riots and strikes.
Buru Energy wants to use hydraulic fracturing to test for tight gas flows in four wells, in the Kimberley’s Canning Basin, east of Broome.
The West Australian Department of Mines and Petroleum has given the green light to Buru Energy’s plans to frack for gas in the Kimberley region.
The approval comes days after WA environment minister Albert Jacobs said the Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) was justified in deciding the proposal did not require an EPA assessment and dismissed 48 appeals.
The West Australian government has decided to allow Buru Energy to frack for gas in the Kimberley region without an Environmental Protection Authority (EPA) assessment.
The junior explorer plans to test tight gas flows using hydraulic fracturing stimulation at four existing wells along its Laurel Formation prospect in the second half of 2014.