Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Gas hub prospect fuels airport revamp plans - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation)

Gas hub prospect fuels airport revamp plans - ABC News (Australian Broadcasting Corporation):
The Broome Shire is considering an application to build a new airport terminal to cater for gas hub workers and international flights.

Broome Airport has lodged a planning application to give it time to build a new terminal should the Kimberley gas hub get the go-ahead in June.

Airport chief executive Nick Belyea says the airport is already experiencing an increase in traffic from the oil and gas sector.


  1. Now that is penetration.

    The Australian Greens speaking from BROOME reported front page headlines in none other than LNG WORLD NEWS.

    Australian Greens: Barnett, Woodside Cling to Plan to Wreck James Price Point while Industry Leaders Move On

    Posted on Apr 10th, 2013 with tags Australian Greens, Barnett, Cling, Industry, James Price Point, Leaders, Move, News, On, Plan, Woodside, Wreck .

    Woodside and Colin Barnett’s plan to wreck James Price Point is looking increasingly obsessive as leading companies turn their backs on obsolete onshore processing, the Greens said today.

    Speaking from Broome today Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said “Shell and Exxon Mobil are pursuing floating LNG projects while Woodside clings to its plan to ruin the pristine coast at James Price Point”.

    “The world’s two biggest oil companies have decided floating LNG technology is the way forward for offshore Australian gas field developments, yet Woodside and the Premier are stuck in the past.

    “The Premier’s intransigence on James Price Point defies the wishes of the majority of Western Australians, defies any kind of scientific understanding of the environmental impact on the area, and defies the advances in technology being embraced by gas industry leaders.

    “Gas is not the way of the future. While it may yield high short-term profits, gas remains a polluting and finite resource. The Barnett Government should focus on developing the state’s vast renewable energy potential. However, the Premier could at the very least eschew the ‘worst case scenario’ option he supports for James Price Point and explore alternatives that do not involve wrecking a pristine and uniquely endowed part of Western Australia,” said Senator Ludlam.

    The Greens’ Energy 2029 report outlines the strategy for powering the South West grid with 100 per cent renewable energy by 2029.

    Greens Senator for Western Australia Rachel Siewert said the Federal Government must intervene to defend the Kimberley.

    “The Premier continues to take his own blinkered view of this development, without any consideration of the tremendous environmental, cultural, and heritage threat it poses. In light of his failings, the pressure continues to build on Federal Environment Minister Tony Burke to use his powers to protect James Price Point.

    “The Greens are deeply concerned by the prospect of the Kimberley becoming another industrial centre – a clear motivator behind the Premier’s flawed commitment to this project.

    “Our vision for the future of the Kimberley provides economic strength through sustainable businesses and developments that support and build communities.”


    What coverage this campaign now has!

  2. Is this man the KING of "highly unintelligent reporting?"

    (famous for In 2010, Joe Barton apologised to BP over a deal requiring the company to set aside $20bn for oil spill clean-up costs.)

    US congressman cites biblical flood to dispute human link to climate change

    Texas Republican Joe Barton says deluge 'certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy'

    The Texas Republican Joe Barton stands out even among his fellow conservative Republicans who have made it an article of faith to deny the existence of a human component to climate change.

    On Wednesday, Barton cemented that reputation by citing the Old Testament to refute scientific evidence of man-made global warming, drawing on the story of Noah's ark.

    "I would point out that if you are a believer in the Bible, one would have to say the great flood was an example of climate change," Barton told a congressional hearing on Wednesday in a video first shown on the Buzzfeed website. "That certainly wasn't because mankind had overdeveloped hydrocarbon energy."

    Barton was speaking at a house subcommittee hearing called by the Republican leadership to promote a bill that would allow Congress to fast-track a controversial pipeline that would pump crude from the tar sands of Alberta to refineries on the Texas coast.

    The Texas congressman began by reiterating his support for the Keystone XL pipeline. He went on to say that he did not dispute the existence of climate change – just any connection to human activity, such as the greenhouse gas emissions produced by the burning of fossil fuels.

    "I would point out that people like me who support hydrocarbon development don't deny that climate is changing," he said. "I think you can have an honest difference of opinion of what's causing that change without automatically being either all in, that's all because of mankind, or it's all just natural. I think there's a divergence of evidence."

    Barton has made a reputation for his outspoken rejection of man-made climate change, and for his support for the oil industry.

    In 2010, in the wake of the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, Barton became an object of ridicule for offering a profuse apology to the oil company

    Barton told then-BP-chairman Tony Hayward he was ashamed that the White House had reached a deal requiring the company to set aside $20bn for clean-up and restoration costs. "I think it is a tragedy of the first proportion that a private corporation can be subjected to what I would characterise as a shakedown, in this case, a $20bn shakedown," Barton said at the time. "I apologise. I do not want to live in a country where any citizen or corporation that does something that is legitimately wrong is subject to some sort of political pressure that, again in my words, amounts to a shakedown. So I apologise."


    And I apologise for that one - couldn't resist it.LOL.

  3. Wonder what the idiots who want to wreck JPP make of all this - the emergence of Africa as a key supplier.


    Appeal of African frontiers draws big oil
    Thursday, 11 April 2013

    WASHINGTON’s Beltway politics seem to have robbed the US of the chance to become a key energy supplier. Closer to home, if recent investments in Africa by big oil are any indication, oil and gas frontiers in the continent are emerging as key suppliers.


    Tanzanian LNG feed-gas estimates grow as two UK companies plan liquefaction plant

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013

    Ophir Energy of the UK has confirmed sufficient feed-gas to underpin an LNG project for Tanzania in East Africa after taking its recoverable feed-gas estimates to more than 12.5 trillion cubic feet.


    Eni CEO Scaroni meets Mozambican PM in Rome to discuss LNG project developments

    Wednesday, 10 April 2013

    Italian energy company Eni and its Chief Executive Paolo Scaroni welcomed Mozambican Prime Minister Alberto Vaquina to Rome to discussion the LNG project that will transform the country's fortune.


    Oh boy,and Woodside cant hit any gas for Pluto,cant see a decent way to develop Browse,cant figure out the Sunrise puzzle of their own making.

    IF the FID decides to go with JPP Woodside wont be able to figure out what hit them.