TUESDAY, October 1, 2019: The oil and gas industry is ramping up its plans to frack across a large swath of WA’s Mid West and Kimberley regions following the lifting by the WA Government of the state’s fracking moratorium.
The Waitsia Gas Project near Dongara in the Mid West is among the first project to push its way through the starting gates.
The Waitsia project, owned by Mitusi E&P Australia and Beach Energy (which is part owned by the media conglomerate Seven Group Holdings, owner of The West Australian and Seven Network) claim the project won’t use fracking to extract the gas. But the company has previously admitted that its plans include co-developing three fracking gas fields as part of the mega project. These are Irwin, Synaphea and Senecio.
Check out the latest Fact Sheet from Frack Free WA on this project and its likely impact on land, water, health and climate stability.
Further information check these links:
- Check out this backgrounder from Market Forces
- Background on Beach Energy and its interests in the Perth basin here
- Latest on Waitsia from The West Australian (Note no disclosure of the paper’s interests in the project is made in the story) . Story here