Newsletter date: 10 May 2013
* The Directors of Save The Kimberley: Woodside Decision a Great Outcome
* YouTube: Thank you - for uniting to stop the gas hub! - TheWildernessSociety
* WA Today: James Price Point land acquisition likely
* Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Rachel Siewert; WA Greens MLC Robin Chapple: The emperor needs to let go of James Price Point
* Gerry Georgatos, The Stringer: The Gas Wars
* Tracker: Woodside backs floating LNG for Browse
* Background to the Save The Kimberley Campaign - James Price Point, north of Broome, WA
* Let's Talk's Tiga Bayles interviews long-time Aboriginal activist Rodney Dillon and Amnesty International's Bryan Andy
* THE DIRECTORS OF SAVE THE KIMBERLEY: WOODSIDE DECISION A GREAT OUTCOME
- Analysis / Opinion
Save The Kimberley: Woodside Decision a Great Outcome
4 May 13: "Relief and euphoria best describes the reaction from Save The Kimberley to the Woodside announcement, that it has dumped its proposed $45 billion industrial gas hub at James Price Point, and that it is now considering floating LNG technology. This is a great outcome for the extraordinary environmental and heritage values of James Price Point and the Kimberley coast, and for the community of Broome. Our efforts have been important in halting an industrial development that would have been the catalyst for multinationals to aggressively exploit the Kimberley region." The Directors of Save The Kimberley
* YOUTUBE: THANK YOU - FOR UNITING TO STOP THE GAS HUB! - THE WILDERNESS SOCIETY
YouTube: Thank you - for uniting to stop the gas hub! - TheWildernessSociety
6 May 13: "A tribute to all the people who united to stop the gas hub from James Price Point going ahead. Thank you. We look forward to continuing to build our movement to protect the Kimberley."
* WA TODAY: JAMES PRICE POINT LAND ACQUISITION LIKELY
WA Today: James Price Point land acquisition likely
1 May 13: "There are three reasons West Australian Premier Colin Barnett wants to push ahead with acquiring land at James Price Point despite Woodside shelving its original plan for the Browse gas project. Mr Barnett said the Kimberley land had been valued at $30 million by the state's Valuer General, an amount the WA government would pay to traditional owners if it decided to proceed with the acquisition. That was likely, he confirmed on ABC Radio on Wednesday."
- Related News
Business Spectator: James Price Point land acquisition likely: Barnett
1 May 13: "West Australian Premier Colin Barnett wants to push ahead with acquiring land at James Price Point despite Woodside shelving its original plan for the Browse gas project at the site. Mr Barnett said the Kimberley land had been valued at $30 million by the state's valuer general, which the WA government would pay traditional owners if it decided to proceed with the acquisition. "I think it's (the sale) got a lot of merit," he said."
* GREENS SENATORS SCOTT LUDLAM AND RACHEL SIEWERT; WA GREENS MLC ROBIN CHAPPLE: THE EMPEROR NEEDS TO LET GO OF JAMES PRICE POINT
- Media Release
Greens Senators Scott Ludlam and Rachel Siewert; WA Greens MLC Robin Chapple: The emperor needs to let go of James Price Point
Scott Ludlam: http://scott-ludlam.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/emperor-need...
Rachel Siewert: http://rachel-siewert.greensmps.org.au/content/media-releases/emperor-ne...
Robin Chapple: http://www.robinchapple.com/emperor-needs-let-go-james-price-point
1 May 13: "Colin Barnett's bitter obsession with James Price Point must end, the WA Greens said today.
Greens Senator for Western Australia Scott Ludlam said the State Government's plan to acquire the land despite huge local opposition to its industrialisation and Woodside's withdrawal was "vindictive and reckless".
"Premier Barnett, please - it's over. This is a pristine part of the Kimberley's coast; it was never appropriate for industrialisation and it never will be. The Premier is now standing in the way of progress. It's time to move on," said Senator Ludlam.
Fellow WA senator Rachel Siewert said "Woodside recognised there are better alternatives for processing any Browse LNG and the State Government needs to do the same".
"Woodside and leading companies in the sector are moving towards offshore processing. Even if Browse LNG is to be processed onshore, James Price Point is one of the worst possible sites for it in terms of environmental impact. The Premier's fixation with James Price Point effectively scuttled the chance for onshore processing, but he appears to have learned nothing."
Greens Member for Mining and Pastoral Robin Chapple said "it is vital that the economic benefits from resource extraction in the region are fairly distributed amongst the Traditional Owners, and that doesn't require the destruction of James Price Point"."
* GERRY GEORGATOS, THE STRINGER: THE GAS WARS
- Analysis / Opinion
The Stringer: The Gas Wars
1 May 13: "What a number of sources in both the government and resource sectors have been saying is gaining traction - that Western Australian Premier Colin Barnett intends to still go ahead with the compulsory acquisition of James Price Point (Walmadany). Premier Barnett intends to do this despite the Woodside-led venture partners’ decision to forego the $40 billion gas hub precinct. Woodside is now working alongside its Shell partner towards the floating liquefied natural gas option." By Gerry Georgatos, a life-long human rights and social justice campaigner, a multi-award winning investigative journalist
* TRACKER: WOODSIDE BACKS FLOATING LNG FOR BROWSE
newsTracker: Woodside backs floating LNG for Browse
1 May 13: "WESTERN AUSTRALIA: Woodside Petroleum has agreed to use Shell’s floating LNG technology if it proceeds with a floating option for its Browse gas project in Western Australia’s Kimberley. The agreement with Shell, Woodside’s major shareholder and a participant in the project, was announced on Tuesday. However, it doesn’t guarantee Browse gas will be processed offshore rather than onshore at James Price Point, north of Broome."
- Related Video
ABC: Floating LNG most likely option for Browse: Woodside
1 May 13: "Woodside chairman Michael Chaney says a floating LNG facility is the most likely option for developing the Browse gas basin off the WA coast. The company announced yesterday it had signed a deal with Shell that would allow it to use the technology, if the joint venture partners decide to go down that path. Woodside recently shelved plans for a multi-billion dollar processing hub at James Price Point, north of Broome."
- Related News
Oil & Gas Journal: Woodside looks at Shell floating LNG technology
3 May 13: "Woodside Petroleum Ltd. has made an agreement with Royal Dutch Shell PLC to investigate the possibility of using Shell’s floating LNG (FLNG) technology for the Browse LNG project offshore Western Australia. The agreement sets out the key principles that would apply in the project was developed using an FLNG vessel. It also provides a framework for the Browse joint venture to go down the FLNG route as a development concept." By Rick Wilkinson
ABC: Woodside deal a step closer to using floating LNG
30 Apr 13: "Woodside Petroleum has taken a step closer to using floating LNG to process Browse gas in the Kimberley. The company has signed an agreement with Shell to use its floating LNG technology if the joint venture chooses to use that method to develop the project. The deal provides a framework that allows the consortium to consider FLNG as a development option." By Kathryn Diss
Business Spectator: Woodside's browsing points to a floating solution
30 Apr 13: "It didn’t take Woodside Petroleum long to come to the obvious conclusion that if it wanted to develop its Browse Basin gas resources it had to seriously evaluate the potential of Shell’s pioneering floating LNG technology. Only about a fortnight ago Woodside announced that it would no longer proceed with the proposed, and highly controversial, onshore development of an LNG facility at the environmentally sensitive James Price Point in the Kimberley region of Western Australia." Stephen Bartholomeusz
Perth Now: Woodside to explore floating LNG at Browse
30 Apr 13: "WOODSIDE has struck a deal with Shell to use floating technology to process gas from its Browse project. It comes just two weeks after the WA company scrapped its $45 billion project to process gas onshore at James Price Point - due to escalating costs - deciding to explore other options, including floating technology." Amy Wilson-Chapman
* BACKGROUND TO THE SAVE THE KIMBERLEY CAMPAIGN - JAMES PRICE POINT, NORTH OF BROOME, WA
Last updated: 28 April 2013
* LET'S TALK'S TIGA BAYLES INTERVIEWS LONG-TIME ABORIGINAL ACTIVIST RODNEY DILLON AND AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL'S BRYAN ANDY
- Audio Interview
Indigenous radio station 98.9FM Brisbane:
Let's Talk - Rodney Dillon & Bryan Andy
9 May 13: "Rodney Dillon, a long-time Aboriginal activist and former ATSIC commissioner for Tasmania & Bryan Andy from Amnesty International"
Listen to this interview on-line:
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