Monday, July 23, 2012

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Kimberley Page :: News and Information from Western Australia's Kimberley Region, Kunnunurra news, Fitzroy Crossing News, Broome News, Derby News, Halls Creek News:

 PM Gillard: “Our environmental assessments, whether its James Prime Point or anywhere else, are done on strict scientific and environmental grounds,” she said. “It’s not about who’s on which ship or who’s holding up which placard; it is about the science and the environment and what is best for our environment, so that is what the Minister will take into account.”


  1. When this all got started many years ago I saw a post here that said,"why not build a pipeline?We now have the technology to economically pipe this gas 3000 klms."

    Well I've been waiting for this story.
    There is now another way to export this gas - right into China.

    A pipeline from Browse into this network wouldn't need an LNG export plant,it could be cleaned and stripped of condensate and piped straight into this network.

    According to Neil McGregor, chief executive of Singapore LNG Corporation, the trade in oil and gas largely follows a north-south axis – the energy giants of the Middle East and Russia export to demand points in Europe, the United States and Asia.

    The transpacific trade in oil, gas and coal – the east-west axis – accounts for just 1.4% of global trade in these products. Even though oil and gas is the most traded product in the Asia-Pacific region, there is virtually no energy trade across the Pacific.

    However, he believes this space is about to change, “particularly when you look at Asia in terms of demand, most of the world’s future gas demand is set to come from this region.”


    The Trans-ASEAN Gas Pipeline (TAGP) - of which Singapore is one of the major backers - is perhaps the best indicator yet of the emerging strength of gas.

    A massive project under the auspices of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN), it aims to connect the whole of Southeast Asia into one of the largest networks of its type in the world.

    Linking the gas reserves of Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Vietnam, Myanmar, the Philippines, Brunei and Thailand, the project has the backing of the oil and gas majors in each of these countries and is expected to be in full operation by 2020.

    The network already has 10 cross-border gas pipelines costing $14.2 billion, which traverse 3,952 km (2,455 miles) and transport 3,095 MMcf/d (million cubic feet per day) of gas.


    The latest pipeline under construction is the Indonesia-Thailand pipeline, which will connect the gas field to the Thailand-Malaysia Joint Development Area (JDA), and from there link up to Thailand’s existing pipeline at Erawan.

    ASEAN says the project will connect a population of 677 million people spread across 4.5 million square kilometers in a network attracting $93.6 billion worth of investment. Ultimately, the gas pipeline will break the bounds of Southeast Asia, SERVING LUCRATIVE GAS MARKETS IN CHINA,JAPAN AND INDIA.

    Woodside and their partners would do well to take a good look at this.
    These giant expensive LNG gas plants may have had their day.
    Time to look to the future and stop throwing good money after bad.

  2. There is no need to destroy the land around the port.These lay down areas could easilly be put out near the road train break up area just past the Cape Leveque turn off.

  3. It looks very much like Spain,Greece and Italy are heading for depressions.
    The rest of the Eurozone resession.

    And as in europe,some US states going into bankruptcy could ignite real US debt worries.

    The heat comes off the boom and we slowdown.

    Very tempting to predict a huge crash September/October time.
    One that will see no recovery as the good old days are gone.

    These things will all act in favour of slowing destruction and,hopefully,global warming.

    I wonder if they have thought that instead of fraccing the hell out of Queensland they could pipe gas from Darwin to Gladstone.And from Browse to Darwin.And from Browse to the NW Shelf,and so on.
    Lots of other gas fields could be tied into these pipelines,and plenty of communities could draw the gas off.
    Would solve a whole lot of problems we are facing now in Australia.