Thursday, November 15, 2012

BHP ponders Canning shale gas push - The West Australian

BHP ponders Canning shale gas push - The West Australian:

Aerial view of drilling in Colorado
BHP Billiton says it is in talks with land and permit holders in the Canning Basin as it works out whether to extend its $US20 billion Texas shale push into WA.

The mining giant's petroleum boss, Mike Yeager, said Australia's "preferential location" to Asian LNG customers meant BHP had to look at unconventional opportunities here, and he singled out the onshore Canning Basin in the Kimberley as a key target.

But Mr Yeager also warned of the logistical challenges in WA, and costs, and said any gas discovered was likely to have to be exported.

1 comment:

  1. Wonder how they go mustering in amongst all that?