Archive for December, 2014

WA gas explorer creates death trap for native animals

WA Today

Steve Holland

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A rotting dingo found in a poisonous plastic-lined pond operated by a West Australian gas explorer has prompted concern from the Greens.

Buru Energy’s Yulleroo operation in the Kimberley has seen the creation of numerous plastic-lined ponds which trap water.

But Greens Member for the Mining and Pastoral Region Robin Chapple said when the ponds are dry they become death traps for animals.

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New on-shore LNG projects ‘effectively dead’

ABC

Stephen Letts

Big gas producers have more to worry about than the immediate problem of tumbling energy prices.

Mr Burns believes Woodside’s still unsanctioned¬†$40 billion Browse LNG project off Western Australia is also at risk in the current environment, with its final investment decision already being pushed back into late 2015.

“On-shore, greenfield LNG projects are effectively dead, however there still is potential for floating LNG offshore which removes the exposure to high Australian costs,” he argued.

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