Leave Broome alone, Woodside…go away pocket-liners

It is now high time Woodside Petroleum bites the bullet and changes course away from James Price Point.

There are several suitable alternatives.

Tell the WA Premier that he is wrong about James Price Point. Inform Federal Resources Minister, Martin Ferguson that they are flogging a dead horse. The Broome Community are mostly united against a giant LNG refinery for this remarkable area just north of Broome.

An alternative to building the Browse plant at the James Price Point site in Australia’s Kimberley region is to send gas to the Woodside-led North West Shelf LNG development, said Adrian Wood, a Sydney-based analyst at Macquarie Group.
“It would be a positive for Woodside’s investment case if management said James Price Point is frankly too much risk for too modest a return,” Wood said by phone. http://mobile.bloomberg.com/news/2012-04-02/australia-lng-boom-threatened-by-u-s-shale-exporters-energy.html

mobile.bloomberg.comAustralian liquefied-natural gas projects planned by companies from Royal Dutch Shell Plc to Woodside Petroleum Ltd. and valued at about $100 billion are at risk from rising costs and cheaper U.S.

Why the EPA need more time here is beyond me. Looking for an escape clause to save Premier Barnett’s ‘baby’?

Protect the Kimberley


The proposed $30 billion Browse liquefied natural gas development has been hit by another setback after the State’s environmental watchdog delayed a decision on whether to support the project.
But the ABC reports it as Woodside delays report
“Woodside has requested more time to research the impact dredging will have on the Kimberley coast.
The request will delay the release of the Environmental Protection Authority’s recommendation for the gas hub project.” Can someone ‘please explain’


RESEARCHERS have found a large turtle nesting area at a proposed $30 billion gas hub site in the Kimberley, contradicting the results of a West Australian government study.
Now Woodside want to ‘look into’ dredging a bit more? Ludicrous. Common sense alone would say NO. This area has over 10 metre tides, is affected by numerous passing cyclones every year. It is home to an extraordinary community of marine flora and fauna, many on the endangered list.
Protect the Kimberley


Woodside has requested more time to research the impact dredging will have on the Kimberley coast.
As someone just commented “need to invent some more lies”

© Rod Hartvigsen – Murranji PhotographyToday was the Official Opening of the Broome Woodside Offices. A few Broome locals were invited it seems but they all looked like people who would line their pockets should this abomination come to the Kimberley.

Pocket-liners…I like that!

About Tom Harley

Amateur ecologist and horticulturalist and CEO of Kimberley Environmental Horticulture Inc. (Tom Harley)
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