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Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

Santos submits Narrabri CSG plan amid sale speculation

Mike Foley The Land 1 February, 2017

AFTER years of delays, gas developer Santos has finally submitted development plans for its Narrabri project in and around the Pilliga forest to NSW government.

The company says the project will deliver supply security and construction jobs to the State. But opponents claim the company is seeking approval to boost the prospects of the project, given Santos has written down the value of the project by $1 billion.

Santos’ major planning assessment document for the project, the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), was lodged with NSW Planning on Wednesday morning. The Department typically reviews EIS documents for several weeks before they are made public and submissions are opened.

 

Santos chief executive Kevin Gallagher was quoted in a statement on the Australian Securities Exchange which said had “spent time producing a comprehensive EIS so the local Narrabri community and stakeholders can be confident the environment and water will be protected as the project is developed”.

The statement said CSG be located on about 1000 hectares in and around the Pilliga forest near Narrabri. About 60 percent of the project area covers land set aside by State government for forestry, the rest on privately held farmland. Santos signed a statement to government and farm groups which committed not force entry on any privately-held land.

Thursday, 2 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

SANTOS REIGNITE COAL SEAM GAS WAR LODGING PLANS FOR NARRABRI PROJECT

The Greens NSW Resources and Energy spokesperson Jeremy Buckingham said today that Santos’ lodgement of plans for their Narrabri project would reignite the war over coal seam gas in NSW and called on the called on the new NSW Premier, Gladys Berejiklian, to clarify whether she will support the development of a toxic coal seam gas industry in NSW.

Santos announced today that they have lodged their Environmental Impact Statement for their proposed Narrabri coal seam gas project with NSW Planning as well as a deal with the APA Group to build a new pipeline to connect the project to APA’s existing pipeline between Moomba and Sydney.

Wednesday, 1 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

Santos lodges Narrabri Gas Project EIS to trigger NSW’s final CSG showdown

Santos today submitted the State Significant Development Application and associated Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) for its Narrabri Gas Project to the NSW Department of Planning and Environment.

The proposed Narrabri Gas Project, located in North West NSW, could supply up to 50% of NSW gas needs and provide significant benefits to the region and the state more broadly.  Santos will make the gas available to NSW and the east coast domestic market via a pipeline linking into the existing Moomba to Sydney Pipeline. The pipeline will be constructed by APA Group and will be subject to a separate approval. 
Wednesday, 1 February 2017/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (564)/Comments (0)/
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Bell Oil & Gas Consulting Pty Ltd

Bell Oil & Gas Consulting Pty Ltd

Mining

Bell Oil & Gas Consulting Pty Ltd
Saturday, 17 December 2016/Author: Business Directory/Number of views (302)/Comments (0)/
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Narrabri landowners' appeal of Santos water treatment facility begins in NSW

Narrabri landowners' appeal of Santos water treatment facility begins in NSW

By Natasha Robinson Posted yesterday at 2:23pm ABC News

Landowners from Narrabri on the state's north west slopes are asking the NSW Court of Appeal to overturn a decision that gives the green light to a controversial water treatment facility. 

Gas giant Santos has been given approval to operate the facility, which would treat wastewater and brine from coal seam gas exploration activities near the Pilliga State Forest.

Wednesday, 2 November 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Anger over miner’s attempt to change transport

Anger over miner’s attempt to change transport

Jamieson Murphy July 7, 2016 Northern Daily Leader

WHITEHAVEN Coal is attempting to water down the approval conditions at the Maules Creek mine rather than fulfil them, concerned residents say.

The company must transport 90 per cent of the mine’s workforce to and from the facility via shuttle bus – in April last year it was fined $3000 for failing to do so.

Friday, 8 July 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Whitehaven's Paul Flynn responds to concerns from Maules Creek farmers

Whitehaven's Paul Flynn responds to concerns from Maules Creek farmers

Whitehaven says it is not necessary to apply a new condition to its Maules Creek mine preventing blasting when the winds blows in a north westerly direction.
Two local farming families have asked the mine to stop using the explosives when the wind blows across their properties.
The Environment Protection Authority is conducting audits of noise, air and blasting operations on the site.
The company's CEO, Paul Flynn says while the mine agreed to a similar condition at its Werris Creek mine, the situation is different at Maules Creek and is not needed.
He is speaking to Kelly Fuller on ABC New England North West after the ABC Australian Story on the situation:
Wednesday, 29 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Permission sought to modify original consent

Permission sought to modify original consent

Kate Ramien June 27, 2016, Namoi Valley Indpendent

WHITEHAVEN Coal is seeking a change in its original development approval that would allow more private vehicles to access the Maules Creek mine site.  

The coal company’s original condition of approval required it to transport 90 per cent of its mine workforce to and from the site using a shuttle bus, however due to the high percentage of employees now living locally, bus services have become less convenient.
Tuesday, 28 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Maules Creek farmer left in lurch by NSW Government's mine deal

Maules Creek farmer left in lurch by NSW Government's mine deal

Australian Story By Jennifer Feller

Life changed dramatically for the Murphy family when exploration for an open-cut coal mine began right next door to their property at Maules Creek, NSW.

Now that the mine is operating, Pat Murphy claims that he and his family are being affected by noise, dust and blast fumes. He says he wants to move, but that State government regulations have left him in limbo.

Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Australian Story - Maules Creek  Monday 8pm ABCTV

Australian Story - Maules Creek Monday 8pm ABCTV

ABC New England North West ‪#‎agforceoz‬ Liverpool Plains Youth

Farmer Pat Murphy and his family moved to their 'dream property' at Maules Creek in New South Wales seven years ago.
They were optimistic about the future, with plans to sub-divide their farm, run sheep and grow crops including barley and wheat.
The location was close to towns and a school for their young children.
But life changed dramatically for the Murphy family when exploration for an open-cut coal mine began right next door, just a year after they'd arrived in the area.
Now that the mine is operating, Pat Murphy claims that he and his family are being affected by noise, dust and blast fumes.
He says he wants to move, but that state government regulations have left him in limbo.
Monday, 27 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Coal Seam Gas protest on the road around the country | Photos

Coal Seam Gas protest on the road around the country | Photos

Lynn Pinkerton June 25, 2016 The Border Mail

Thousands of cars lined the roads across the country on Saturday as part of the Lock the Gate Coal Seam Gas protest. 

Started by the Coonabarabran community last year, the peaceful roadside protest went national in just its second year running, the week before the federal election. 

Following the success of last year coordinators had planned to hold the protest on July 2, however when the election was called they changed the date.

Saturday, 25 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Darling Downs CSG Santos project faces landmark legal challenge

Darling Downs CSG Santos project faces landmark legal challenge

The Chronicle 16 June 2016

IN the first ever legal challenge against federal coal seam gas approval, a green group has taken on a Santos' 6100 CSG well expansion in Queensland.
The Western Downs Alliance has commenced legal proceedings which will challenge the Federal Environment Minister, Greg Hunts' approval of 6100 wells in Queensland.
The Santos GLNG Gas Field Development Expansion expands across almost 1 million hectares of land, from Roma east to Taroom and Wandoan, and north towards Rolleston.
The community group has lodged a case in the Federal Court of Australia against the approval under the national environmental law, arguing that the minister's approval was unlawful.
They say he ignored plans by Santos to discharge large volumes of CSG waste water into the Dawson River.
Thursday, 16 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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SANTOS $80,000 DONATIONS TO FEDERAL NATIONALS POSSIBLY LINKED TO FIGHTING ‘WATER TRIGGER’

SANTOS $80,000 DONATIONS TO FEDERAL NATIONALS POSSIBLY LINKED TO FIGHTING ‘WATER TRIGGER’

Breaking News Tony Windsor Press Release.

Tony Windsor has today questioned how Barnaby Joyce can claim to fight for maintenance of clean and secure water, following analysis of Australian Electoral Commission donation disclosures which shows the federal Nationals took $80,360 from Santos beginning 15th September 2011, three days after the federal ‘water trigger’ legislation was introduced by Mr. Windsor.

“How can the people of New England, many of whom are deeply concerned about the possible impacts on their properties and groundwater systems contamination from Santos and other CSG companies, believe Mr. Joyce when he is being funded by the very company they are fighting? This is the very definition of a conflict of interest,” Mr. Windsor said.
Thursday, 9 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (5485)/Comments (0)/
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Full house for town hall and hundreds miss out on Q&A

Full house for town hall and hundreds miss out on Q&A

Haley Sheridan June 3, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

IT’S the television program that could make or break even the hardest of hitters in federal politics and it will broadcast live from Tamworth on Monday night.

The producers and crew from ABC’s Q&A program are gearing up for its telecast from Tamworth War Memorial Town Hall this weekend, which will see member for New England Barnaby Joyce go head-to-head with his nemesis and independent candidate for New England, Tony Windsor.

Also on the panel is Opposition spokesman for agriculture, fisheries, forestry and rural affairs,  Joel Fitzgibbon; National Farmers Federation vice-president Fiona Simson; and farmer and business leader Robbie Sefton.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Gas miner Santos has plans to drill for CSG in New England, documents reveal

Heath Aston Sydney Morning Herald June 5 2016

Fossil fuel giant Santos has submitted new plans to drill for coal seam gas in the heart of Australia's richest farming country, the Liverpool Plains - an area inside Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce's hotly-contested seat of New England.

Documents lodged with the NSW Government show the Australian miner has set out a three-year program to explore for gas in "PEL 1", one of its most valuable "petroleum exploration license" areas.

Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Farmers angered by plans of coal seam gas exploration in Liverpool Plains region

Farmers angered by plans of coal seam gas exploration in Liverpool Plains region

Monday 6 June 2016 RN Breakfast

Farmers on prime agricultural land in the Liverpool Plains of New South Wales have been angered by the plans of fossil fuel giant Santos to drill for coal seam gas in the area.

Documents obtained by the Wilderness Society of Newcastle show Santos intends to drill four CSG exploration wells on the Liverpool Plains.
Monday, 6 June 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Is the member really that concerned?

Is the member really that concerned?

May 19, 2016, The Northern Daily Leader

In a recent media release, Mark Coulton, federal member for Parkes, reported that the government intended releasing a carp- specific herpes virus in western NSW with a $15 million plan to rid our waterways of one of the country’s most damaging pests within30 years. 

“This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity based on cutting-edge biological controls and backed by the best available science,” Mr Coulton said.

Friday, 20 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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‘Exploration’ weighed in Santos case: court verdict by July 7

‘Exploration’ weighed in Santos case: court verdict by July 7

Jamieson Murphy May 18, 2016, Nothern Daily Leader

THE definition of what should be considered “exploration” was the theme of the two-day court battle between energy giant Santos and community group People for the Plains.
Friday, 20 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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People for the Plains and Santos slug it out in court

People for the Plains and Santos slug it out in court

Jamieson Murphy May 16, 2016, Northern Daily Leader

ENERGY giant Santos and anti-coal seam gas group People for the Plains are battling it out in a Sydney courtroom today.

People for the Plains are arguing the approval for the company's Leewood wastewater treatment facility in the Pilliga forest is illegal, because it should not be classified as coal seam gas exploration.

Monday, 16 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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One third of Australia covered by fossil fuel tenements

One third of Australia covered by fossil fuel tenements

MIKE FOLEY May 11, 2016, The Land

LOCK the Gate is launching a campaign to coincide with federal election, focusing on mining and gas extraction’s impact on water resources and agriculture.

It commissioned  mapping that reveals 37 per cent of the Australian continent is covered by coal and petroleum tenements and applications, covering 285 million hectares – nearly 13 times the size of Great Britain.

Wednesday, 11 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Rural leader accepts role as Independent Chair of Gloucester Legacy Fund

Rural leader accepts role as Independent Chair of Gloucester Legacy Fund

AGL Energy

AGL Energy Limited (AGL) today announced that out-going President of the Country Women’s Association of New South Wales, Mrs Tanya Cameron, had accepted the role of Independent Chair of the Gloucester Independent Community Legacy Fund.

The $2 million fund was announced by AGL earlier this year, following the company’s decision to exit gas exploration and production in NSW.

Executive General Manager, Stakeholder Relations, Ms Jeni Coutts, said today the fund would help support Gloucester and surrounding townships by identifying investment initiatives that deliver ongoing benefits through industry and job opportunities.

“We are delighted that a rural leadership figure of the calibre of Tanya Cameron has agreed to the vital role of independent chair, with her first important responsibilities to include selection of the Fund’s community panel members.

“Applications for those positions have opened today,” Ms Coutts said.

Mrs Cameron will commence her new role from 9 May.

Friday, 6 May 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Anti-CSG protest moves to Premier’s home turf

Anti-CSG protest moves to Premier’s home turf

Jamieson Murphy April 24, 2016 Northern Daily Leader

A DELEGATION of local anti-coal seam gas activist are taking the fight to the NSW Premier’s home turf of Manly.

The Wilderness Society and the Nature Conservation Council are hosting a forum about the region’s campaign against coal seam gas (CSG) in Premier Mike Baird’s electorate, Warringah, tomorrow. 

Artesian Bore Water Users Association president Anne Kennedy, Coonabarabran conservationist Jane Judd and Gunnedah shire councillor David Quince will all make presentations at the forum.

Monday, 25 April 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Santos v People: court case date

Santos v People: court case date

By Jamieson Murphy Feb. 8, 2016, 9:30 p.m. The Northern Daily Leader

A DATE has been set for Santos and People for the Plains to battle it out in court.

The two-day court case will by heard by the NSW Land and Environment Court on April 6 and April 8.

The local anti-coal seam gas (CSG) group will argue the approval for the gas company’s Leewood facility in the Pilliga forest is illegal.

Under NSW planning laws, CSG explorations works don’t need development consent.

Monday, 8 February 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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Protesters continue to block NSW CSG site

Protesters continue to block NSW CSG site

9 News 3 February 2016

Protesters opposing a coal seam gas wastewater plant in northern NSW aren't giving up their cause any time soon.

Around 30 anti-CSG demonstrators blocked access on Wednesday morning to the Santos Leewood Water treatment plant in the Pilliga forest south of Narrabri, which will support 850 CSG wells above the Great Artesian Basin.

Sixth-generation farmer Neil Kennedy from Coonamble has chained himself by the neck to the site's front gate, despite heavy rain turning the ground to mud.

"We're going to keep on protesting and doing what we can, fighting this thing," Mr Kennedy told AAP from a mobile phone.

The 73-year-old admitted he was "getting a bit old for this", but he doesn't want to see the land destroyed for future generations.

"I've got 13 grandchildren, and they're good little blokes and I'd like to think they've got a future out here," he said.


Read more at http://www.9news.com.au/national/2016/02/03/13/05/protesters-continue-to-block-nsw-csg-site#J3zK3rJ5EerCduql.99
Wednesday, 3 February 2016/Author: Kate Schwager/Number of views (0)/Comments (0)/
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