Saturday, April 13, 2013

Image made by Ingetje Tadros


  1. I woke up to this news on the radio yesterday - I danced my way around the kitchen clapping and cheering! I could almost hear the whooping from Broome, all the way down in East Fremantle. Thank you for everybody's efforts to raise awareness of this very special Country. I was priviledged to spend time in 2011 counting whales with an incredibly dedicated crew.

  2. Hooray hooray, hooray!

  3. And just for good measure and really a bit more waste of time because none of these really address the fact that the people who wanted it so bad chose the wrong site and now are blaming and denying that banging a square peg in to a round hole is not advisable.

    Energy News Bulletin.

    JPP dead but not entirely buried

    James McGrath
    Friday, 12 April 2013

    AS WIDELY tipped, Woodside Petroleum has pulled the plug on plans to develop the Browse project through an LNG plant at James Price Point in Western Australia.

    Seismic scare tactics
    Friday, 12 April 2013
    David Upton

    GREEN groups are crying “earthquake” in their latest campaign to scare communities into opposing Australia’s emerging shale gas industry.

    Here comes the boom

    Noel Dyson
    Wednesday, 10 April 2013

    THE battle lines are being drawn. In the blue trunks, weighing in at – well it’s probably not polite to say – is the gas industry. In the red trunks and not in its best condition but still looking like it can pack a bit of a punch, is the Australian manufacturing sector. Let’s get ready to rumble.

    US to move into WA shale

    James McGrath
    Friday, 12 April 2013

    THE US is betting big in Western Australia – and it’s betting big on the state’s burgeoning shale sector.

    Coleman denies Shell influence in JPP decision

    James McGrath
    Friday, 12 April 2013

    WOODSIDE Petroleum chief executive officer Peter Coleman has denied that the decision to shelve its proposal for James Price Point was unduly influenced by noise about floating LNG, particularly from joint venture partner Shell.

    LNG Journal

    Woodside CEO Coleman explains why the $45Bln Browse LNG is not going ahead

    Friday, 12 April 2013

    Woodside Petroleum Chief Executive Peter Coleman has explained why he's not going ahead with the current proposed onshore development for a 12 million tonnes per annum Browse LNG project at James Price Point near Broome, Western Australia.

    Woodside confirms Browse LNG project concept is cancelled and FID delayed

    Friday, 12 April 2013

    Woodside Petroleum has confirmed in a statement that it has completed its technical and commercial evaluation of the proposed Browse LNG Development near James Price Point and determined that the development concept does not meet the company's commercial requirements for a positive final investment decision.

    Woodside set to cancel $45Bln Australian Browse LNG project in its present form

    Thursday, 11 April 2013

    Woodside Petroleum is expected to make an announcement to the Australian Stock Exchange that the $45 billion Browse LNG project in Western Australian will not go ahead in its present form.

  4. cont...


    Woodside Mothballs Major Browse LNG Development

    "Woodside has applied its usual commercial hurdles and we have decided not to proceed with the James Price Point onshore concept for Browse."

    "The decision is a commercial one," Coleman told Company Insight.

    "While we have seen an increase in both the environmental and administrative compliance requirements and procedures, Woodside is committed to the very highest standards in those areas."


    energy-pedia news.

    "A tender evaluation has recently been completed for all upstream and downstream scopes of work which showed that the development would not deliver the required commercial returns to support a positive final investment decision byWoodside. Woodside acknowledges the high quality of the work which underpinned the bids received from these contractors. Woodside also acknowledges and thanks the communities in the West Kimberley, the Australian and Western Australian governments and the Shire of Broome for their support throughout the evaluation of the James Price Point development.'


    Canada: Four more LNG projects proposed for British Columbia.

    Canada: Four more LNG projects proposed for British Columbia

    12 Apr 2013
    British Columbia's potential LNG production boom just got louder. Energy Minister Rich Coleman announced Wednesday that the provincial government has received four 'new major international LNG project proposals' to develop liquefied natural gas export terminals, all in the Prince Rupert area. That's on top of six multibillion-dollar export facilities already proposed for Kitimat and Prince Rupert, and at least two others that are in preliminary stages of consideration.


    Boom Boom Boom

    1. Oh and I should mention that very quietly on the day Woodside announced the cancellation of JPP they also announced without any fanfare that they were buying in to a Canadian LNG venture.

      So there you go.

      Signed the "born again Hippy"

      Yippee I O