Monday, November 4, 2013

Drilling Fluid Supply Base planned for the Broome Port

Over 11575m2 of native vegetation is planned to be cleared at the Broome Port at Lot E3 Port Drive up to the high water mark for the development a massive drilling fluid supply base. 

This clearing has been scheduled for tomorrow, Monday the 4th November. This building will store untold amounts of toxic chemicals and hazardous materials that could and will be used to drill across the Kimberley. 

All the land south of the hovercraft has apparently been issued a clearing permit, regardless of the fact that this land comes under section 184 of the EPBC Act because it has been included in endangered ecological communities under section 181 of the EPBC Act 1999.


  1. You would have to ask the question - why use this good land for MI Swaco just for a mud plant?

    This could have gone anywhere.

    Doesn't anyone talk to Environs?


    World Risks Exceeding Carbon Budget, Worsening Climate

    The world risks blowing through its carbon budget in 21 years, threatening to cause global warming of more than double the threshold deemed safe by the United Nations, the global accounting firm PwC said today in a study.

    The budget is the amount of greenhouse gases the world can emit by 2100 to cap the temperature rise at 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 degrees Fahrenheit). CO2 emitted per unit of economic output fell at 0.7 percent per year from 2007 through 2012, less than an eighth of the required rate now needed, PwC said.

    “G20 countries are still consuming fossil fuels like there’s no tomorrow,” PwC Sustainability & Climate Change Director Jonathan Grant said in an e-mailed statement. “The results raise real questions about the viability of our vast fossil fuel reserves, and the way we power our economy. The 2-degrees carbon budget is simply not big enough to cope with the unmitigated exploitation of these reserves.”


    Triton LNG Submits Export Application with NEB, Canada

    Another liquefied natural gas facility has come forward with an export application submitted to the National Energy Board (NEB). The export application is for the Triton LNG Limited Partnership, a 50-50 joint-venture between AltaGas Ltd. and Idemitsu Canada Corporation.

    Triton LNG is the most recently announced plan from a growing list of prospective projects. It is still in the early stages of planning and remains subject to environmental review and approval. The partnership is doing preliminary work for the design and construction of a floating LNG facility. No site has been chosen but Kitimat and Prince Rupert are under consideration.

    To date, the NEB has issued export licences to three LNG proponents. The Triton LNG export application joins a list of four other submissions under review.


    Malaysia's Petronas makes three natural gas discoveries as it builds LNG feed-gas

    Thursday, 31 October 2013

    Petronas, the Malaysian energy company trying to revitalize its domestic LNG production capacity with an onshore expansion and two Floating LNG projects as well as ventures overseas, has announced three new natural gas discoveries in three of its upstream areas in Malaysia, Indonesia and Australia.


    Gas Natural Fenosa Buys Long-Term LNG from Yamal (Russia)

    JSC Yamal LNG and GAS NATURAL FENOSA announced the conclusion of a long-term contract for the supply of 2.5 million tons of liquefied natural gas (LNG) per annum, which is equivalent to 3.2 billion cubic meters of natural gas.

    Natural gas will be supplied from the South-Tambeyskoye field located on the Yamal Peninsula in the North-Western part of Siberia, where Yamal LNG is building a liquefaction plant consisting of three production trains with overall capacity of 16.5 million tonnes of LNG per annum. The project envisages year-round supplies of LNG to the international markets.


    Wison Completes LNG Storage Tanks Installation for Caribbean FLNG Project

    China's Wison Offshore & Marine Ltd., the upstream oil and gas division of the Wison Group, announced Thursday that it has successfully completed the installation of the three liquefied natural gas (LNG) storage tanks into the hull of the Caribbean floating LNG (FLNG) project, reaching a significant milestone in the delivery of the world’s first floating LNG production unit. With this major activity completed, the pathway is clear for installing the barge deck and topsides on the project.

    1. I don't know why this is going on because everyone now seems to be on board the plan for Broome Port to be the supply base.

      No one wants to spend the billion + $'s to build anything at Prices Point.

      There is no reason why some yards and business's cant re-locate to land out of town and make room for the industry that has to be close to the port.

      There are only some things that need space to be stored short term near the port.

      There is no reason why land that is of high conservation value cant be looked after.

      We have plenty of space for everything as long as land is allocated wisely.

      Why is there no conversation between environmentalists and the Shire?

      This is simple stuff and should be easy for anyone to work out - even me!

      Broome definitely needs to get horse trading so we can have the port and the land that must be conserved can be looked after with the respect it deserves.

      For that matter hasn't anyone at the new Yawuru office got any common sense with this very simple matter?

      God almighty come on Broome - could it get any more simple than this?